He definitely looks mixed although with what I'm not sure. Chows have completely black tongues but other breeds well occasionally have black spots that have nothing to do with being part Chow. I don't see the curled tail in the pictures but it's most likely a trait from another breed that he's mixed with. He is an adorable puppy for sure.
Ary <3 adopted 05-27-07
now about 5yrs old