Perhaps the most well-known breed for having a blue-black tongue, the Chow Chow is a sturdy dog from northern China with a lion-like mane and a unique scowling expression.
This breed is known for its deep wrinkles and blue-black tongue. Originally bred in China for hunting and guarding, the Shar-Pei is recognizable by its hippopotamus-like face and short, bristly coat.
Originating from Thailand, this ancient breed is known for the distinctive ridge along its back. Thai Ridgebacks have a muscular build and most have a blue or black tongue.
This rare breed is from Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam. Similar to the Thai Ridgeback, they have a ridge along the back and many have blue-black tongues.
This relatively new breed, developed in Germany, is known for its calm and even temperament. Eurasiers have a thick coat, spitz-like features, and some have blue or spotted tongues.
Both American and Japanese types of Akita might have black or blue spots on their tongues. Akitas are powerful, independent, and dominant dogs, originally used for guarding royalty and nobility in feudal Japan.
Known for their loyalty and bravery, the Jindo is a native Korean breed. They are well-regarded hunters and some have blue tongues or blue spots on their tongues.
While not as common as in the previously mentioned breeds, some Weimaraners have blue or spotted tongues. Known for their beautiful gray coat and striking blue eyes, they are a popular hunting and family dog.