About names: Chow Chow

Published in: News 11/01/2008
About names: Chow Chow

Everybody knows that Chow Chow is a breed of dogs originating from China, but only a few are familiar with the fact that the name is the result of a misunderstanding.
When the first dogs were shipped from China to England, in 18th century, they arrived in crates marked chow chow, Chinese pidgin English for miscellaneous merchandise. At the arrival, everybody simply assumed that Chow Chow was the name of those dogs. (January 3, 2008)

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