are there any breeds besides chows that have blue tongues?

Asked by buffy on Nov 6th 2008 in Breeds
Report this question Get this question's RSS feed Send this question to a friend


  • Cast your vote for which answer you think is best!


Shandi *Oct 2006 - Aug 2012*

There are actually a good amount of breeds that can have blue tongues but the most common other than a chow is the golden retriever. Dingo's and ACD's can also have blue tongues.

Shandi *Oct 2006 - Aug 2012* answered on 11/6/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Shandi's answer is incorrect.

There are only two breeds that can have a SOLID black-blue tongue, and those are the Chow Chow and the Shar-Pei.

Since the genes that cause the black-blue tongue are dominant, any dogs mixed with Chow Chow or Shar-Pei will also have black-blue tongues.

However, any breed of dog can have black-blue spots on their tongue, ranging from a tiny little spot to covering a very large area of the tongue. This does not mean that they are mixed with Chow or Shar-Pei, though, it means that there's extra pigment that shows up in the tongue.

Tongue spots are found in all breeds of dog. Solid black-blue tongues only in Chow and Shar-Pei.

Abby answered on 11/6/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer