Chow Chow

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The Chow Chow (sometimes simply Chow ) is a dog breed originally from northern China, where it is referred to as Songshi Quan (Pinyin: sōngshī quǎn 鬆獅犬), which means "puffy-lion dog".wikipedia
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The Chow Chow (sometimes simply Chow ) is a dog breed originally from northern China, where it is referred to as Songshi Quan (Pinyin: sōngshī quǎn 鬆獅犬), which means "puffy-lion dog".
As in a 2004 study that found 9 ‘ancient breeds’ to be genetically divergent, the study found 13 breeds that were genetically divergent from the modern breeds: the Basenji, Saluki, Afghan hound, Samoyed, Canaan dog, New Guinea singing dog, dingo, Chow Chow, Chinese Shar Pei, Akita, Alaskan malamute, Siberian husky and American Eskimo dog.

Shar Pei

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However, the blue-black/purple tongue can also be found on the Shar Pei.
The Shar Pei's pigmentation resembles the Chow Chow as they have been crossed before, probably giving them the same blue-black tongue.

Entropion

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The Chow Chow can suffer from entropion, glaucoma, juvenile cataracts, lymphoma, hip dysplasia, diabetes mellitus, canine pemphigus, and gastric cancer.
These include the Akita, Pug, Chow Chow, Shar Pei, St. Bernard, Cocker Spaniel, Boxer, English Springer Spaniel, Welsh Springer Spaniel, Labrador Retriever, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Neapolitan Mastiff, Bull Mastiff, Great Dane, Irish Setter, Shiba Inu, Rottweiler, Poodle and particularly Bloodhound.

Fawn (colour)

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The coat may be shaded/self-red, black, blue, cinnamon/fawn, or cream.
Some breeds, such as Chows and Doberman Pinschers use the term "fawn" to describe a red dog (at the Eumelanin locus) that carries a copy of the dilution gene; in Dobermans this color is more commonly called "Isabella".

Northern breed group

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Spitz-type dogs are the primary dog type of the Arctic and northern parts of the world, and the Shiba Inu, Chow Chow, Alaskan Malamute, Siberian Husky and Samoyed are being shown by genetic research to be descendents of the oldest dog types known.

Eurasier

* Eurasier, a dog breed created crossing Chow Chow and the Keeshond
The Eurasier is a combination of the best qualities of the Chow Chow, the Keeshond, and the Samoyed (dog), resulting in a dignified, intelligent breed.

Martha Stewart

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Martha Stewart owns several chows, which are frequently seen on Martha's shows.
Her pets include champion show Chow Chow dogs, French Bulldogs, Himalayan cats, a Fell Pony named Ben Chunch, and Friesian horses, including her dark horse Rutger.

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The Chow Chow (sometimes simply Chow ) is a dog breed originally from northern China, where it is referred to as Songshi Quan (Pinyin: sōngshī quǎn 鬆獅犬), which means "puffy-lion dog".

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The Chow Chow (sometimes simply Chow ) is a dog breed originally from northern China, where it is referred to as Songshi Quan (Pinyin: sōngshī quǎn 鬆獅犬), which means "puffy-lion dog". One writer has proposed that the Chow Chow originated in China 2,000 years ago or originated in Arctic Asia 3,000 years ago and then migrated to Mongolia, Siberia and then to China.

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The Chow Chow (sometimes simply Chow ) is a dog breed originally from northern China, where it is referred to as Songshi Quan (Pinyin: sōngshī quǎn 鬆獅犬), which means "puffy-lion dog".

Mongolia

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One writer has proposed that the Chow Chow originated in China 2,000 years ago or originated in Arctic Asia 3,000 years ago and then migrated to Mongolia, Siberia and then to China.

Dog sled

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The Chinese also used Chows to pull dog sleds, and this was remarked upon by Marco Polo.

Marco Polo

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The Chinese also used Chows to pull dog sleds, and this was remarked upon by Marco Polo.

Teddy bear

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A legend says that the original teddy bears were modeled after Queen Victoria's Chow Chow puppy.

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A legend says that the original teddy bears were modeled after Queen Victoria's Chow Chow puppy.

Canadian Kennel Club

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The Canadian Kennel Club registers approximately 350.

Coat (dog)

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The breed is known for a very dense double coat that is either smooth or rough.

Ruff (clothing)

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The fur is particularly thick in the neck area, giving it a distinctive ruff or mane appearance.

Purebred dog

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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.

Pet

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Most commonly kept as pets, Chow Chows tend to display discernment of strangers and can become fiercely protective of their owners and property.

American Kennel Club

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The American Kennel Club standards, however, consider an all-too aggressive or all-too timid Chow Chow to be unacceptable.

Glaucoma

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The Chow Chow can suffer from entropion, glaucoma, juvenile cataracts, lymphoma, hip dysplasia, diabetes mellitus, canine pemphigus, and gastric cancer.

Cataract

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The Chow Chow can suffer from entropion, glaucoma, juvenile cataracts, lymphoma, hip dysplasia, diabetes mellitus, canine pemphigus, and gastric cancer.

Lymphoma

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The Chow Chow can suffer from entropion, glaucoma, juvenile cataracts, lymphoma, hip dysplasia, diabetes mellitus, canine pemphigus, and gastric cancer.