There are so many sculptures I see from the Han Dynasty that resemble the chow in the upright ears and tail over the back, but most show a distinctly different type in body and coat much like the Chinese Chongqing dog .
However this little sculpture below I discovered online shows the appearance of longer hair on the tail and britches and around the neck …more like the early chows imported into England and America from China. It is such a close likeness that I thought it should be here in the archive to study further.
chongqing dog is a chow mixed ,and many of them are half black tounge/
This is the question I was wondering Siutin. I thought there must be chow in the Chongqing dogs. Very interesting that some have the half black tongue!! I was doing Chinese dog research to send to you when I found this photo of the sculpture.
i think chongqing dog mix with shapei dog, and shapei dog is chow mix seaside chinese rural dog .
I have test my Chongqing dog and the DNA say it’s ancient dog , ancestors of Tibet Mastiff and Chow Chow are the same to Chongqing dog , only Chongqing dog was shaped by wild Dingo dogs from South East China , and biggest surprise is )) Shar Pei is from CQ dog …. so all this wrinkle are from CQ dog and selection more on my Facebook and website http://www.bamboo-tail.com
We know today HAPLOGROUP and HAPLOTYPE of Chongqing dog ! It’s absolutely ancient from China and This pottery are Chuandong hound not Chongqing dog , go to youtube and look for pottery Chongqing dog )) you will see 100 of short muzzle ancient potter
Sandra Miller says
Thank you very much Markus for the info. YOur website is very intersting Sandra Miller
Chongqing dog is older then Chow Chow , see here :
you can see his lip is smooth line like the bear dogs .
There are still lots of antique Chow Chow in the Guangdong province and Guangxi province in China, they still look exactly like the early chows imported into England and America. Matter fact, I’m keeping one antique Chow myself. You can contact me if you are interested in antique Chow.