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Old 07-08-2013, 08:48 PM
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Default Black spots on Ma'ii's tongue?

So, we've discovered that Ma'ii has a black splotch on his tongue, way in the back by his throat. It's similar to the spots you see on a chow's tongue. We only discovered this recently, as it's way back there.

Uh, what does that mean? lol
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:49 PM
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It means that he has black pigment on his tongue
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:53 PM
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^ pretty much. He might have some kind of chow or Shar Pei way back in his breeding?
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So black pigment isn't strictly a chow thing?
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:55 PM
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So black pigment isn't strictly a chow thing?
Not at all. Mackenzy has a black patch on her tongue and I'm very sure there's no chow in her. And I know a few purebred Goldens with black patches on their tongues as well.
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:56 PM
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So black pigment isn't strictly a chow thing?
Nope. There are a ton of other breeds that have some purebred dogs with black on their tongue.

It's similar to freckles on people, basically.
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So black pigment isn't strictly a chow thing?
Nope. Quite a few breeds can have dark patches on their tongues. Labs often do, so loads of mutts seem to get mislabelled as Chow mixes if they have anything but the pinkest tongues.
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:57 PM
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I gotcha! Good to know, thanks!
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Mira sez all the cool kids have black spots. And black-spotted dogs are definitely not all Chow mixes:
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Yeah, apparently this kind of thing is really common with ACDs. So mystery solved! Thanks everyone!
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