Q: What dogs have purple in their tongue
October 30, 2008 | By Debby | 19 answers | Expired: 2130 days ago
My neighbor has a boxer mix that has a big purple spot on his tongue.. he looks almost all boxer except for his tail was not docked and he has this mark on his tongue. I know the chow but he doesn't look like he has any chow in him.
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Nov 13, 2008
Many breeds commonly have dark spotting on their tongue; I have seen purebreds, like German Shepherds and Golden Retrievers, with pigment spots on their tongue.
The only two breeds with a solid blue-black colored tongue are the Chow and the Shar Pei. They generally have dark pigmentation in their entire mouth, including the roof of the mouth and the lips. If a mix-breed's mouth and tongue is entirely blue-black pigmented, then yes, they probably do have Chow or Shar Pei in them.
However, spots of pigment on the tongue do not indicate that they are mixed with those two breeds
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Nov 01, 2008
ANY breed of dog can have spots on its tongue. It doesnt matter if its a purebred or a mix. Spots on the tongue are just pigment, similar to freckles on your skin.. its not an indication of having chow in the mix.
People made this assumption because chows are suppossed to have mostly black gums and a blue-black tongue.
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Oct 31, 2008
There are a ton of breeds, check this site out...I can't list them all, but it is very interesting
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