Do you know that there is a similar version, a doppelganger of a panda? Yes, there exists one. Shocked to hear about it? I was too.

Can you guess what it could be, what species it is? Let me give you a hint. Most of the population loves this animal. 

Yes, you are right; it is a dog with the appearance of the panda. It is a panda in a dog version. It is known as Chow-Chow Panda

Appearance

The chow-chow panda, also known as Pandogs, are not any new dog breed but have been created through a painting technique making their appearance practically the same as that of a panda. 

They do not have a particular origin. They were designed by Hsin Ch’en.

This breed is native to China. The average life expectancy is around ten years, and the height is 17-20 inches, and weight is 45-70 pounds. They are medium in size and have muscular development.

Features

They are sturdy, squarely built, an upstanding dog with hefty bones. The coat color of the chow-chow dog is white, similar to the fur of pandas. They have black spots on the legs and eyes, with white fur. For sustaining the color, the paint needs to be applied every six months. 

They have thick hair and a blue-black tongue. Their eyes are deep-set almond-shaped intensifying the scowling, snobbish expression and have a stiff-legged gait.

Price

The price varies according to its origins, age, and gender. It takes an average of 6000$ and can reach up to 7500$. The panda puppies may cost more than 5000$. 

On average, it can cost 50$ per month for the maintenance of the dog as well as their food and care needs.

Health problems

The most common health problems that can occur in the Pandogs are ectropion and entropion, eye diseases that cause the ends of the eyelids to curl inward, or the opposite direction causing damage to the eyeball or around the eyelids. Glaucoma and cataracts are other eye problems that can occur.

Controversy

Some vets claim that dyeing dogs create stress and cause allergic reactions in their hair, skin, nose, and eyes. Other professionals claim that the dye used to paint these dogs is non-toxic, and it does not affect their health. These dogs are “happy and healthy.”

Fascinating facts

  • These dogs have a black or blue tongue that is one of the main distinguishing characteristics of the chow breed.
  • They have acted as guard dogs for both home and livestock.
  • They have both an independent and stubborn streak.
  • They are dignified, serious-minded, and aloof.

Chow-Chow Panda dogs require a lot of training. So, you have to be patient and put in a lot of effort. They are adorable species and friendly. To know more about these dogs, you can read up on the chow-chow breed.

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