It is difficult to determine how long a chow chow and golden retriever mix will live because the puppies take characteristics from both breeds, but the average would be within 9 to 12 years. The golden retriever has a life expectancy of 10 to 12 years, and the chow chow has a life expectancy of 9 to 11 years.
The chow chow golden retriever mix is not its own dog breed and cannot yet be found in the AKC database. The characteristics of the chow chow golden retriever mix are a combination of traits from both the chow chow breed and the golden retriever breed. It is impossible to know which traits will appear in the mix because the traits of both breeds are so different. The genetic code for the chow chow golden retriever mix has also not yet been set and varies considerably from litter to litter.
Golden retrievers have a personality that is family-oriented, trustworthy, calm and loyal, and they requires a great deal of activity. These dogs also shed a lot. The chow chow breed is more aloof and stubborn. The chow chow can also be aggressive and does not always make a good pet for families unless the owners are willing to put in the necessary time to train such a strong-willed dog. They are also known to enjoy time by themselves and do not always need to be with their owners. A chow chow golden retriever mix will have a range of these traits, while lacking others.