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Is my dog a chow?

Postby Andoks » Wed May 10, 2017 9:58 pm

As the title asks.. I would like to know if my son's puppy really is a Chow..

I bought him when he was 2 months old a pet store, where they gave me an option to process tge puppy's paper or to get the puppy cheaper without papers. I opted for the cheaper option because my budget really isnt that much and my son did want the puppy so bad.

I did my research and everything was chow chow for my untrained eye. Pointed ears, the tail, straight hindlegs, big paws, fluffy but his tongue at 2 month old wasn't black. I did read that chow chows aere born with pink tongue and they start to get that black blue distinct tongue at 8-10 weeks.

I did check the puppy's tounge and it did have black pigments on it (like the current black spots in the photo below) and the pet shop owner told me that it'll eventually get darker.

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Our puppy is turning 12 weeks already and as you guys can see. His Jaw and gums are black but his tongue still remains dominated with a normal pink color.

Will it eventually turn black? Does my son's puppy look like chow chow for you guys? I would really like to here your opinions here guys. Even if he isnt chow, Im pretty sure that we wouldn't care about him less, I just really want to know if he is a chow chow like the pet shop told me.

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Re: Is my dog a chow?

Postby Constantina » Tue May 23, 2017 5:22 pm

Yes. He looks purebred to me. Of course only a DNA test will say for sure but I have seen lots of pure bred ones and he looks like some of them. Do not get hung up on the tongue. Others take a long time to fully darken.

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Re: Is my dog a chow?

Postby sit_by_the_beach » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:31 pm

He's a cutie. Enjoy your puppy. Just make sure you socialize the pup. Meet with other dog owners in a dog park. Preferable with same size dog as yours. Puppies can get overwhelmed with larger dogs, stick with nice dogs with a good disposition. Socializing is important to a chow chow.
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Re: Is my dog a chow?

Postby sit_by_the_beach » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:32 pm

Your chow puppy looks like an open face chow. I wouldn't worry about the colour of the tongue.
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Re: Is my dog a chow?

Postby JammyJoy » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:25 pm

He's cute dog, your dog is look like a chow, and the tongue the blue-black/purple tongue gene appears to be dominant, as most mixed breed dogs that come from a Chow Chow retain that tongue color. This is not to say, that every mixed breed dog with spots of purple on the tongue is descended from Chow Chow, as purple spots on the tongue can be found on other purebred dogs


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