Chow Chow’s House

The origins of the breed

The Chow Chow origins are attributed to China where it was kept as a watchdog and also used for hunting. The Chow Chow is known in China for over 2000 years and is akin to the Nordic spitz type and also contains something of the Mastiff. Due to Chinese politics, closed to the rest of the world, the Chow Chow began to appear in other countries around 1800. It came to England in the late 18th century and was nearly ignored in Britain until the 20s, when a number of subjects was exposed in the Cruft’s in 1925.

General appearance:

Active and well-proportioned, lion-looking, proud, with a solid structure; the tail is carried noticably above the back.

It must always be able to move freely and must not have so much fur as to prevent the activity of cause suffering in high temperatures.

The bluish black tongue is characteristic of the breed.

The Chow Chow's House

On February 13th 2011, during the general assembly of shareholders ANICC, it was unanimously accepted the proposal to purchase a farmhouse called Cascina Boschi, a place that since 2010 is the seat of the social gatherings and championships.

Since April 2013, the Club is officially the company’s majority share owner who runs Casina Boschi, regarded as the Chow Chow’s House, as well as the permanent seat of the social championship and many other initiatives.

We are waiting for you… and do not forget to bring your 4-legged friend on holiday with you. It will certainly be more than welcomed.

What is ANICC?

The Italian National Chow Chow Association (ANICC: Associazione Nazionale Italiana Chow Chow) is a no-profit, no-political, no-denominal association, founded and officially recognised by ENCI and FCI in 1987 to safeguard of the Chow Chow breed in Italy.

The primary purpose of ANICC is the protection and improvement, as well as the disclosure and a deeper knowledge of this breed, respecting the dictates of the international standards and directives of the Italian Kennel Club (ENCI).

The objective of ANICC is:

  • aggregating all lovers and connoisseurs of the Chow Chow breed, through the publication of the specialized magazine (3 issues per year), organizing of national and educational meetings;
  • assiting our members through staff’s telephone counseling, to solve problems of daily life together with Chow Chows;
  • promoting the development and improvement of breeding in Italy.

The ANICC is self-financed through the following sources:

  • members’ annual membership fee;
  • voluntary contributions from members and sympathizers;
  • self-financing activities through initiatives consistent with the purpose of the association.

All contributions are important to the successful results of the association.

To become members follow the procedures and the compilation of the forms on the club’s website.

Ordinary member annual fee: euros 28,50
Supporting member annual fee: euros 54,30