Chow Chow is special breed in term of many aspects. It has different tongue color than most other dogs and very protective. It could be a very nice dog if raised and socialized properly.
What color is Chow’s tongue
Most peoples see purple color but other reported it is bluish or blue black color.
Why chows have purple color
It is quite hard to answer but it probably was happen from how Chow Chow life in the past. The purple color was believed from pigment which created due to foods and environment. There is no real answer for Why is a Chows Tongue Purple.
Other dogs with purple tongue
Beside Chow Chow, Shar-Pei is well known for having Purple tongue. There is a theory which stated Shar-Pei and Chow Chow is the original breeds of all other dog breeds. Both Chow-Chow and Shar-Pei are old types dog which have been proven from the DNA test. However, a theory is just a theory. It maybe true but sometimes it is false.
Do any dog with purple tongue is Chow Chow
Quite possibly not. There are lots of purebred dogs which able to develop black spots on their tongues. Few examples of them are Akita, Tibetan Mastiff, Cocker Spaniel, Golden Retriever, Bichon Frise, Doberman, Airedale, and some others. So if you see your dog has black spot on his tongue, don’t panic. it doesn’t mean it is Chow Chow. As an example, if your dog is a full blooded Labrador and he starts developing black spots on his tongue, this does not mean he is part of Chow Chow; he is not. This is absolutely normal and should be ignored.
Dog originated from Chow Chow
We have discussed about any other dogs which have purple or black spots in their tongue. We may ask why it is possible? Is the dog Chow Chow or purebred from another dogs? Well, the answer is simple. The dog could be originated from Chow Chow long time ago. So, if you go to local animal shelter and find puppies with black spots in their tongues, it is possibly they were originated from Chow Chow long times ago.
Do Chow Chow always have purple tongue
It is believed all chow chow has purple tongue. It is a unique characteristic of Chow Chow. Even dogs which originated from Chow Chow have purple tongue or at least black spot in their tongues. Chow Chow is agile and protective dog which could be easily identified from their tongue. They are strong and always loyal with their master. Always make sure to socialize Chow Chow properly to keep it as friendly as possible.