Chow Chow

The Chow Chow is one of the oldest recognizable types of dog, discovered in China more than 2000 years ago. The Chow Chow was used for hunting, herding, pulling and protection. Today, the Chow Chow is primarily a companion dog with a possessive nature that endears his family and their possessions to him. Recognized by the AKC for competition in 1903, the Chow Chow possesses the rare characteristics of having a blue-black tongue and stilted gait.