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?
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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Absolutely not. It happens (although I forget why).could this be a sign that the pup is not pure?
Have you breed these dogs before?
"Each is a creature of Earth and is entitled to reside on it with dignity"
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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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.
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.
Elias has a dime size black mark on the back of his tongue. It's so far back I rarely ever see it.
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!
Buddy has one.