Only fit to live with children if properly socialized, the Chow Chow is generally a very strong willed, aggressive breed. Because they can be so bossy, this breed needs an overtly dominant owner, otherwise they may usurp your role as alpha and become a pain in the neck. Key to properly raising a Chow is to make sure there is no question in their mind that humans are in charge. If there is even a shred of doubt in your Chow Chow’s brain, they will run with it. .