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This is Buddy, my girl Piper's sire. I have a few pics of him to show you what i mean. Is the discolouration a genetic trait from a parent? I know this guy is turning 3 in the spring. I have a pic of him at 6 weeks and a few of him from this winter.
 

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my little girl has that stripe as well, it's my favorite part of her nose :) also curious about it, both her parents have it too though
 

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look up snow nose
 

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Omg disregard my comment im over here talking about her brown fur stripe not actual nose. God sorry I was tired lol
 

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Snow nose. My vet also said sometimes it could be because you feed or water your dog out of a plastic bowl, to use a stainless. Mine done the same thing and thats what he told me.
 

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thanks guys..I looked and I guess it is just snow nose. I haven't a clue the type of food or water dishes they use for him. But being outside 24/7 will make snow nose dog lol
 

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Yeah looks like a snownose. I have a mix that has it all the time, though it is most prominent in the winter. He drinks and eats out of stainless steel.

 

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Probably Snow Nose.
2 of mine have it currently too.

Theirs is because of the weather. They eat and drink from stainless steel and have no toys that would do this to them. It's not painful or anything. So I'm just waiting for the weather to change back to normal. Once the weather is warm again, their noses are back to pitch black.
 

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so if Piper's sire gets it during the colder months is it possible as Piper gets older to get it as well? I feed her out of stainless steel as well
 

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Probably Snow Nose.
2 of mine have it currently too.

Theirs is because of the weather. They eat and drink from stainless steel and have no toys that would do this to them. It's not painful or anything. So I'm just waiting for the weather to change back to normal. Once the weather is warm again, their noses are back to pitch black.
Huh? :confused:
It's always warm here!
 

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There's no definitive answer but it also has to do with shortened days, not just colder temps in winter.
 

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Huh? :confused:
It's always warm here!
For you. My dogs were all born in FL. So for them 40-50* and below is a bit cold. That's what they are adjusted to. It's also been super windy.

Almost ever winter after some 50* and lower days... especially windy and rainy days... my dogs develop slight snow nose. Never severe, and not always all of them... but we still get it here. All of them have been to the vets on a regular basis, and he's made sure nothing else was linked to the discoloration... and their bowls are stainless steel, toy are nothing they rub their noses all over (no jolly balls, or the plastic large ball things that they push around). Luckily for us, it's never scabby or dry, just a little discolored and it goes away fast. Already seeing more black coming back in. :)

Zira's nose today


Duke's nose today
 
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