buffy

are there any breeds besides chows that have blue tongues?


Asked by buffy on Nov 6th 2008 in Breeds
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Shandi *Oct 2006 - Aug 2012*

There are actually a good amount of breeds that can have blue tongues but the most common other than a chow is the golden retriever. Dingo's and ACD's can also have blue tongues.


Shandi *Oct 2006 - Aug 2012* answered on 11/6/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Abby

Shandi's answer is incorrect.

There are only two breeds that can have a SOLID black-blue tongue, and those are the Chow Chow and the Shar-Pei.

Since the genes that cause the black-blue tongue are dominant, any dogs mixed with Chow Chow or Shar-Pei will also have black-blue tongues.

However, any breed of dog can have black-blue spots on their tongue, ranging from a tiny little spot to covering a very large area of the tongue. This does not mean that they are mixed with Chow or Shar-Pei, though, it means that there's extra pigment that shows up in the tongue.

Tongue spots are found in all breeds of dog. Solid black-blue tongues only in Chow and Shar-Pei.


Abby answered on 11/6/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer