b.s. negative stereotype.
Calm down. My comments were in no way meant as negative, or sterotypical, but merely as a fact concerning a breed trait.
I did not say they were vicious - merely that they are not as accepting of strangers as some other breeds may be.
Of course every dog is an individual, and there may be many Chows who love strangers, but that is not a typical breed trait. And that is just a fact, not a criticism. Can you see the difference?
Many dogs are wary or suspicious of strangers because they were bred that way, to do a job. A Neapolitan mastiff or an Akbash dog wouldn't do it's job very well if it fawned all over strangers, would it?