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Is my dog a full breed chow chow??

Postby Jasminenikole22 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:24 pm

What do you think? Vet says may have some spitz in her, her tongue is all black she is a year old and weighs 40 pounds.
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Re: Is my dog a full breed chow chow??

Postby P.R. Bear » Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:59 am

Judging by the picture you posted, I'd say she is definately a pure bred chow.

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Re: Is my dog a full breed chow chow??

Postby Jasminenikole22 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:23 am

This is when she was a puppy
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Re: Is my dog a full breed chow chow??

Postby wokman » Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:03 am

There is a DNA test kit available that you can use to take a sample at home and send it to a lab. The lab for a fee will return the results telling you what breeds make up your Mutt(dog). I think the Vet was thinking Spitz because of the white on the muzzle and mane below the mouth.

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Re: Is my dog a full breed chow chow??

Postby Victory » Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:43 pm

Your vet is not very good at identifiying breeds. First Chows are in the Spitz family of dogs, Chows, Sammies, huskies, Malumutes, Norweign Elk Hounds, Spitz and a few other breeds are in the same family, they are indentified, by dense, double coats, curly tails and a few traits in common, (independence being a big one)

Second she's a pure chow, a cinnamon, many cinnamons have white chins, chests and tummies. I've had two with that coloring. Look at the one in my current signature, he looks like yours now that all the black is gone from his muzzle, (which happens with the cinnamons)
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Re: Is my dog a full breed chow chow??

Postby TyChowgirl » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:20 am

I'd say full bred. I've seen lots with white chins. Victory, what constitutes a cinnamon? Do they have to have a white chin and such or black markings? I've been asked several times if Ty is one, but I don't think so.
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Re: Is my dog a full breed chow chow??

Postby iceskates » Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:15 pm

At the age of one, your dog looks like a pure chow. I guess the vet said your dog might be a mix when she was a pup?

Regardless your chow is a beauty and looks very sweet.

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Re: Is my dog a full breed chow chow??

Postby Rio » Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:29 am

Only going by the photos you have posted and comparing to chow pups and spitz pups, I would say cross. Only because of the shape of her ears and shape of her paws,and her muzzle is a little iffy.

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Re: Is my dog a full breed chow chow??

Postby Victory » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:13 am

TyChowgirl wrote:I'd say full bred. I've seen lots with white chins. Victory, what constitutes a cinnamon? Do they have to have a white chin and such or black markings? I've been asked several times if Ty is one, but I don't think so.

Cinnamons are light reds with or without white markings. My MingToy was a cinnamon with no white markings. Ming and Dreamdancer were/are cinnamons with white markings.
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Re: Is my dog a full breed chow chow??

Postby TyChowgirl » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:11 am

Ok, so based on the pictures I have on the forum, what would you say he is? I have a few close ups. He's got like white speckles? on his face. Putting him next to some of the reds at the pack walk, even the lighter ones almost made him look cream but I know he's too dark.
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