Black spots on Ma'ii's tongue?

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  1. Shakou

    Shakou New Member

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    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
     
  2. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    It means that he has black pigment on his tongue :)
     
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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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    Emily Rollin' with my bitches

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    My Malamute/Collie mix had black spots on his tongue. I think it came from the mal side.
     
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    Goose had black spots on his tounge, he was a GSD x Sibe mix.
     
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    Yeah black spots on the tongue doesn't indicate the dog is a chow or a chow mix. :) My friend's golden retriever has a black spot on his tongue and he is purebred. I have seen lots of dogs that have no chow in them with a spotted tongues. :)
     
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    Just to add, chows and sharpei don't have black, or spots, their tongues are purple. :)
     
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    My friend's black mutt has purple spots. Not a chow. lol
     
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    Lucy has a spotty black/purple tongue...but I'm fairly certain there is chow in her. We train with a purebred golden who has some tongue freckles too though. The owner calls them her dog's "naughty spots" :D

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    Izze had black pigment on her tongue. I also had a rescue Doberman & a rescued GSD with black pigment on their tongues. It wasn't like the same color as the chows or chow mixes. In fact I have seen a good many mixes get mislabeled in shelters because they have black pigment on their tongue & people automatically think chow mix.

    But yes, it is a common thing in ACDs, they can also have black pigment in their mouths as well :) it comes from the Dalmatian part of their ancestry I think.
     
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    They aren't always solid, they are frequently spotted/blotchy.

    My parents bred chows for years when I was growing up, I'm really surprised I didn't end up a fatality statistic because of those dogs.
     
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    Dogdragoness Happy Spring!!!!

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    Yes, chows/ shar pei's tongues are actually a bluish color, not black. I looked & the black pigment that was on Izze's tongue was a lot darker then any of the chow/ shar pei mixes that I saw.

    I did get a lot of "chow mix" comments when people saw her tongue though :rolleyes:, I even had one guy tell me that black spots on a dogs tongue was a sign of a badly bred dog :lol-sign:
     
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    Our husky had several spots and so does our cattle dog. I've seen them on a ton of dogs though.
     

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