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by yellowrose of Texas on 29 June 2007 - 04:06

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How many of you have gsd' pups or adults with black spots on their tongues?

by Brittany on 29 June 2007 - 04:06

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A friend of mine has a Rapi Supra granddaughter and she has big black spot on her tongue.

by VonIsengard on 29 June 2007 - 04:06

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My first GSD did, and I know plenty who have them also.

by VomFelsenHof on 29 June 2007 - 05:06

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Three of my six have them. Have had pups with them as well. Had a buyer tell me they wanted their money back because since the tongue had black spots, their vet had told them the dog was part CHOW CHOW!! HAHAHA

I invited them out to look at the mother (who also had black on her tongue), inspect her tattoo in her ear and see the tattoo on the SV registration. I also asked for the number to their vet, and called and spoke with him to let him know he was giving incorrect information out. She ended up keeping the dog, and finding a new vet!  ;)


by crhuerta on 29 June 2007 - 05:06

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We also have several dogs with black spotted tongues......I think it adds "character" to their "smiles"!

by K91010 on 29 June 2007 - 05:06

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wow my pup has a black spot

I was a little worried but glad to read this board

by 4pack on 29 June 2007 - 06:06

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More than half of all of my dogs have had a spot on the tongue or in the mouth. It's not breed specific that I can tell. Mixes, dalmatian, lab, GSD's, huskies, pointers, spaniels and more. I hardly notice anymore and I don't buy into the rumor that it means better pigment.

by yellowrose of Texas on 29 June 2007 - 06:06

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VomVelsenhof:   I cant believe you had the exact same experience I had,,,,,,That is exactly why I posted this.....Last Mothers day I got a call from a lady in Dallas, has Hershey, her fabulous Blk/Red female, always bragging in hr, until her husband came home from work one night , and told her , that me, the breeder, had screwed them royall....that the black spots on her tongue proved that there was CHOW in their dog,,,,,three people in his office said Yes we heard that is where it comes from"   So she had referred me to another man in Dallas who just got his male, and she took Hershey to his apt and showed him  her female and He threw a walleyed fit and said   Yikes  , shes a crook , she is breeding german shepherds with CHOW in them.......he said on the AKC website, somewhere , is a statement that the "only two breeds in the USA that have black spots on their tongue are the CHOW and THe CHINESE CTS CREST CREST ??????never heard of she quoted it may not be right spelling)", so she called me and said she was shocked that such a reputable lady, a christian, and done them wrong and wanted me reported to AKC , and on on on...I gave her Jane Steffenhagen and GInger Ravine;s phone numbers and even after she talked to both of them , she didnt believe them.....Jane told her she had over 3.000 dogs here in this country and probably 1,500, -or more of them have black spots on their tongues, and Chows have nothing to do with it.....It is a representation of pure dominant Black/red breeding of genes ,showing pigmentation in the mouth........Ginger Ravine said the same thing.....I told her to relay to the stupid man , that still owed me  300.00 on his pup he just got, and because he had two broken legs, I let him agree to mail me the final payment , as he just got out of hospital in Florida in a motorcross accident,,,,,I told him I would break both knee caps if he didnt quit spreading false facts and didnt get my money he owed me to me I tell this tale and laugh at peoples ignorance and how they believe their Vet, who by the way , said the same thing........its most probable,he said that the Chow is in this dog , as that is the only dog with black on the tongue.....what a nut and I told her she'd better find her dog another vet......funny the same thing exact thing happened to you..........I love I can laugh more.....

Thanks for the spider , alert.....tooo,,,I forget they to remember....

by Kelly M Shaw on 29 June 2007 - 12:06

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I bred my female out to a  male, and it was the first time I have ever had a puppy come out with 3 black spots on her tongue. I to was worried, because I want to get her involved with UKC showing. I asked a few different breeders about this and they both said that this is common and it will not effect her showing at all.  I am very glad to hear more people have this also on their dog's, and I'm not the only one. Thanks for the post yellow rose of Texas!!!

by 4pack on 29 June 2007 - 14:06

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People still believe those stupid old wives tales? Yeah and a GSD is the only dog on the planet that can have a saddle. Dalmatians are the only dog that can have spots. Just ignorance. I cannot believe the vet said that. I'd be going top the next vet up  the road! Like I said, I have sen so many GSD's with black spots on the mouth/tongue I barely notice anymore. If I remember correctly, out Malinois had a black spot too.

by gsdlova on 29 June 2007 - 15:06

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I read somewhere once that spots on the tongue/in the mouth means good pigment.

by 4pack on 29 June 2007 - 15:06

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Mmm hhmm and these peopel read or heard somewhere that black on the tongue means Chow. Don't believe everything you hear or read.

by DOUGLIFE on 29 June 2007 - 16:06

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Black on the tounge of a GSD as well as lips, gums and eye coloration has to do directly with the pigmentation of the dog.  The opposite being the lack of pigment which is not wanted (ie white nails, light colored eyes....)

I was at the vet with one of my females and an older Gentleman, about 85ish, asked me if she had any black in her mouth.  I told him "yes" and opened her mouth to show him.  He was very impressed and said that in his day a dog with black in there mouth meant the dog was smart, and the more black the more intelligent.  He then asked if she did any tricks, so I did a little obedience and he felt so smart that he was right!

by DesertRangers on 30 June 2007 - 02:06

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Old saying among gsd owners for years has been a black spot on the tongue means the dog is a very special and desirable. I have had one female ................

by policemom on 30 June 2007 - 02:06

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My Gunner has a big black spot.  Super pigmentation too.

by Naya's Mom on 30 June 2007 - 03:06

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Sorry, I know, not a GSD thing, but I've been breeding Golden Retrievers for 8 years, and get at least 5 puppies out of the litter with big black spots. Like-wise, one of my bitches' nose turned pinkish in the winter (winter nose) and she has no black on her toung. I personally also think it is a sign of good pigment.

by clearwater2 on 30 June 2007 - 08:06

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Douglife is right

by GSD20007 on 02 March 2008 - 19:03

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Jack wanted to show off his black spot....!

Excuse his grubby face.....he'd just enjoyed a long run!



by pashabasher1 on 02 March 2008 - 19:03

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I've seen plenty of them aswell, and my dogs dam's father had a black/blue spot on his tongue

by GSD20007 on 02 March 2008 - 20:03

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