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Do Pyrenees have spotted tongues?

I often hear people say something like, “I saw a dog that looked like a Great Pyrenees the other day, but it wasn’t pure white. It must have been a mix.» They are so surprised when I tell them that not all Great Pyrenees are pure white! Some pyres have colors called «badger markings».

Badger markings exist in several varieties of badger, shades of gray or brown. They are most often seen on the head and the base of the tail. According to the breed standard, badger markings cannot cover more than 1/3 of the dog’s body. This means that a badger can have a significant amount of coloring!

Rhodesian ridgeback

The Rhodesian ridgeback is a strong, well-built, smooth-coated dog with roots in Africa.

This wheaten puppy is known for its imposing stature and the eye-catching ridge of hair that runs across its back.

Dog Breeds with spotted tongues

Of course, tongue colors beyond a pink base are not exclusive to Chows and Shar Peis. Unlike these breeds, the color does not dominate the entire tongue, appearing as random spots r over time. The dark spots are also not limited to the tongue alone. Spots can be visible anywhere skin is exposed and can appear anywhere on the body, including the nose, a dog’s belly, or even the roof of the mouth!

Depending on which source you look to, there are between 30 and 41 dog breeds that can have black spots, dots or spots on their skin. In summary, here are 14 popular breeds that are known and tend to have spotted tongues:

Which breeds often have spotted tongues?

There are many breeds of dogs that can have a spotted tongue, including:

  • Australian Cattle Dog
  • Australian Shepherd
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  • Chinese Shar-Pei
  • Collie
  • Cocker Spaniel
  • Dalmatian
  • Settscher ) (4tberixtman Pinscher) (4tberixtb Settscher) (tixagb tixag_14) Flat-Coated Retriever
  • German Shepherd
  • Golden Retriever
  • Gordon_setter
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  • Labrador Retriever
  • Mastiff
  • Mountain Cur
  • Newfoundland_14)
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  • Rottweiler
  • Shiba Inu
  • Siberian Husky and a few more!

When Spots on Your Dog’s Tongue Are Not Just Colors

Your dog’s black spots are usually nothing to worry about. Pigmentation is natural and offers just one more thing to love about your best friend. Thin of them as a birthmark or as a freckle. That said, it’s a problem if the spots change quickly or if the texture is raised differently than the rest of the tongue. Oral cancer and melanoma in dogs can appear as raised spots or fleshy tumors. Another problem is if they are any color besides blue-black or do they smell bad. Have your dog checked by a veterinarian if you notice any unusual changes in his mouth. Routine dental care, such as brushing your dog’s teeth and oral exams, are other things you can do to help with early detection or oral cancer.