There are several different color variations of Chow Chows. Each one of these colors is a unique combination red, white, or black. This breed of dog originated in northern China. Its head is broad and square in profile. Its small, triangular ears have rounded tips. It can have a dense double coat that is either smooth or rough. The two common colors are black and brindle.
The newest addition to the Chow family are cream chows. This new color is called a “dynamic new colour” by the American Kennel Club, American Dog Breeders Association, and the American Kennel Club. This variation of Chow Chows combines pure white standard coats with chocolate splash coats. While this color is the most common, it’s not the only one. This variety has a unique coat design. It also has an eye colour that matches its face.
Albinos and merles are born with small eyes. Some albino Chows have missing or absent eyes. Albinos may also have eye conditions known as anophthalmia. Melanin progression is another feature of these dogs. Some are born different shades of color and settle into their mature color. Some Chows, however, have the underlying melanin pigment which gradually gives them a deep, rich, or black color.
Chow Chows can be light brown, amber, green, or blue. The brown eye color is closely related to eumelanin, which is a substance found in our skin. Merles, on the other hand, have mottled uneven patches on their face, resembling a polka-dotted tiger. They are also susceptible to eye defects and deafness.