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can my black laborder retreiver have black spots on his tongue

my black laborder retriever has black spots on his tongue, is he all lab or is chow in there


Asked by Member 937705 on Jan 11th 2010 in Labrador Retriever
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Howard

You can post a picture of him, if you would like. Then some of us could give a guess! Howard is part Chow, I think he has some black spots on his tounge!


Howard answered on 1/11/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Cookies 'n' Creme (1998-2011)

I know of quite a few purebred dogs (that aren't Chows) with black-spotted tongues. Including my GSD. It's not a Chow-only thing.


Cookies 'n' Creme (1998-2011) answered on 1/12/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Guest

the only 2 breeds to have ALL BLACK (BLUE) tongues are the chow and sharpei, but any dog purebred or otherwise can have spots on their tongues!! please do open an account and post pictures of ur lab. then repost this same question, or one like it, with the pics.


Member 899913 answered on 1/12/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Jet

Your dog is most likely part Chow.


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Kolbe

The idea that only Chows can have black on their tongue is a myth. Only Chows and Sharpeis have SOLID black tongues, but ANY dog can have black spotting on the tongue, including Labs. Having black spotting on the tongue is NOT the sign of a chow cross. Again, it's a myth -- he can most certainly be purebred Lab with black spotting.


Kolbe answered on 1/12/10. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer