The Cau-Chow is a wide-chested and strongly boned Molosser, built for resilience and agility. Taller than the Chow, but smaller than the Caucasian Ovtcharka, this is a very athletic and healthy working dog, even if it appears somewhat heavy. The ears can be either carried low, half-pricked or fully erect and are left in their natural state. The tail is richly feathered and curled over the back. This is a strikingly beautiful dog, said to resemble a young lion, thanks to its large head and abundant long coat, which requires a fair amount of grooming.
The most valued colouring is solid golden-yellow, but fawn, red, brown, gray and black specimens are accepted as well. Small white markings are allowed on the feet and chest, but aren't desirable. The average height is around 24 inches.
I am not able to ascertain if this breed is still viable and in development. I anyone has as information regarding the Cau-Chow program please let me know.