Cookies 'n' Creme (1998-2011)

If a dog's mouth is black inside, does that really mean that they are smart?

Just wondering. I've heard that all my life and Cookie's mouth is black inside and she's pretty smart. She also has two black spots on her tongue. I know it's normal, but does anyone know why she has black spots on her tongue? Treader, the roof of his mouth is dark gray inside, and I think that he is smarter than Cookie. My cat had a mouth like Treader's and she was practically a genius.

Asked by Cookies 'n' Creme (1998-2011) on Mar 11th 2008 Tagged black, mouth, black, tongue, smart, intelligent in Breeds
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Nope...Pigmentation has nothing to do with intelligence.

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Nope. Old wives' tale. No basis in fact at all.

Black spots are just areas of pigmentation. Nothing more.

Risa W-FDM/MF RE RL1 CA CGC answered on 3/11/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Nope, but it's a fun conversational piece.

When horses have a "dent" in their necks from where their hooves were in the womb, that means they'll be gifted athletically. I think a lot of myths like that exist. Your dog may be smart but it isn't linked to physical appearance.

Member 552392 answered on 3/12/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


She mostly likely has pigmentation on her tongue if she is part chow chow or sharpei.

Koby answered on 3/13/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer