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    One of my puppies has a black mark toward the tip of the tongue. Her father is an extremely black male, and her mother a yellow female with black skin pigment, I own both dogs. Neither parent has the same mark. The puppy is two months old.

    I live in the country and rarely see any strays, but could this be a sign that the pup is not pure? Or does this happen sometimes?

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    DefaultRe: black mark on tongue

    No it's pure. Labs can and do have marks on their tongues.

    Extremely black male? Hmmm. I guess that is a reason to breed him.
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    DefaultRe: black mark on tongue

    could this be a sign that the pup is not pure?
    Absolutely not. It happens (although I forget why).

    Have you breed these dogs before?



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    DefaultRe: black mark on tongue

    Think you'll find it's normal

    Perhaps not desirable in a show pup but perfectly normal

    Jasper has a dime sized group of black hairs on his rump and I am constantly teased about him being a cross breed ! Not true

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    DefaultRe: black mark on tongue

    Quote Originally Posted by Dani
    No it's pure. Labs can and do have marks on their tongues.

    Extremely black male? Hmmm. I guess that is a reason to breed him.

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    DefaultRe: black mark on tongue

    Saska has a black mark at the back of her tounge I was worried about it, but will chill out more now I know that it is quite common in labs, also my friends cairn terrier has one.

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    DefaultRe: black mark on tongue

    Buddy has one but he's a mix. However I had a purebred AKC registered Cocker spaniel that had one. The vet said it was just like a birthmark.

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    DefaultRe: black mark on tongue

    Elias has a dime size black mark on the back of his tongue. It's so far back I rarely ever see it.

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    DefaultRe: black mark on tongue

    My Legend has two black marks on his tongue at the back. He is a creamy white; I was told it was pigmentation. He has black lips, black nose, and black eye rims to match!

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    DefaultRe: black mark on tongue

    Buddy has one.

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