Im new to the site. I have a dog now 1 1/2yrs old. I've had her (Rubie ) since 4wks old, some kids was giving pups away near a supermarket. When she was a puppy, i noticed her tougue was purple. I never saw the parents. I just know she was either Akita, Chow, Charpei, Shepard mix. Her ears are pointed straight up like a shepard or a chow but shepard size, she's has a Red & light brown straight thin coat, her tail partial curve, she's short about 35lbs, very muscular with a masculin build. I took her to the Vet & he said it's possible she a Chow/Shep. I was driving yesterday, and came across a lady that had a dog that looked exactly like my Rubie. So i pulled over to take a closer look & i was shocked! The simularity was amazing. So i asked how old and where did you get your dog. And amazingly enough our stories were the same, this was Rubies Sister! Because I never saw the parents I asked have you ever seen the parents and like my story she said no. Her Vet too made the same statement about her dog Chili. I introduced Rubie the same day, and i tell you, if it wasn't for the collar, i couldn't tell them apart. And they were so good with each other, she likes to jump about 5ft into the air in one spot, and her sister too... I thought I better take a picture of this and show my family they will just not beleive me. Next week I will be taking my family to visit Chili with Rubie...So rare... I thought i share this amazing story. We now have plans to take that park like visit every two weeks.But next week my family wil see double!