What Breeds of Dogs Have Purple Tongues?

The chow chow and the Chinese Shar-Pei both have purple tongues; however, the chow chow is the only dog breed to have a purple tongue with purple gums and lips. In both breeds, the dogs are initially born with pink tongues which fade to purple as they mature. A common misconception is that any dog with any purple pigmentation on its tongue must be crossbred with a chow chow.