7 Adorable Chow Chow Dog Traits

The Chow Chow is one of the oldest dog breeds dating back over 2,000 years in China.  

Ancient Breed

Chow Chows' trademark bluish black tongues are a very distinguishing feature unique to the breed.

Blue Tongue  

Chows have a dense neck ruff that makes them appear to have a cute lion-like fur mane.

Fur Mane

Chows can be independent and aloof, bonding strongly with their family over strangers.  


The Chow Chow is one of few breeds that adapt their coat thickness to the heat or cold.

Seasonal Coats 

Along with their purple-blue tongues, Chow Chows also have distinctly dark colored gums.

Black Gums

Their thick, fuzzy coat and mane gives the Chow Chow an adorable cuddly bear type appearance.


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