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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-13-2008, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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I noticed the other day that Bear has a couple of black patches towards the back of his tongue. Ive heard this mentioned before on a few threads but cant seem to dig them up. Im just curious as to what they are, or where they came from, he never had them as a puppy, they just sorta appeared one day! Is it part of a certain line in breeding, or a history to them?

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Re: tongue spots?

They're just birth marks. They aren't exclusive to any particular line and they don't mean anything. Just some extra pigment in the skin.


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Re: tongue spots?

While I was growing up, my dad always said it was a sign of German bloodlines. I guess it's not true. lol.

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Re: tongue spots?

That's funny, I noticed one on Kaper's tongue a couple of days ago and meant to post about it. Thanks for answering.
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well he is from german bloodlines, DHau if that helps your arguement at all... LOL

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Re: tongue spots?

LOL I know of a Golden with a spot like that. When I was growing up, people would say that because of the spot "it has to have Chow in it"! Which is NOT TRUE!! LOL

Anyhow, the lady with the Golden and I were talking about the black spots one day, because my Katie has one too on the front of her tongue. I was saying, "What is that?! She never had one as a puppy!" and she said, "OH! That's ok! My [Golden] breeder told me it is a sign of intelligence!" LOL OK. So that's not true, either. But I like that reason best! LOL

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Re: tongue spots?

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Quote: My breeder told me it is a sign of intelligence!" LOL OK. So that's not true, either.
Hmm... Grace has one and Leo doesn't... I dunno... Grace says your story checks out!



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Re: tongue spots?

I too was wondering about what those black dots are ... Cooper has them. Never had them as a baby just the older he gets he tends to get a few more of them. And, when I say "old" he's not really old ... he will be 3 end of March.

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Re: tongue spots?

My Cooper also has a black spot on his tongue. It showed up about a month ago. I once heard the "has to be part chow" before too. I like the "sign of intelligence."
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Re: tongue spots?

I can't tell you how many times I was told that I was ripped off because Dante was obviously Chow/Malamute/GSD and not a purebred.
Black spot on the tongue and sable colored.

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