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    I recently brought home my new baby and i noticed that his tongue is solid balck. Ive never seen this before. My 1 year old female has black spots inside her mouth, but her tongue is pink. Im just curious...

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    Default Re: Are black tongues normal in bulldogs?

    I personally don't know, but I bet @Davidh or @desertskybulldogs would.

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    Only time I've seen/heard of black is in a Chow.... as @KMARINO stated someone will know
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    Wow I have never heard of or seen this, could be a genetic trait that skipped generations. Perhaps I never really paid too much attention and have seen it before? But not that I can recall. Would love to see pics!

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    We definitely need a pic of this. I can sort of see it in your avatar but the pic is so small, by the time I blow it up it is way out of focus. Pleeeeeeez!

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    Default Re: Are black tongues normal in bulldogs?

    I have never heard or seen an English Bulldog with a black tongue. The only thing I can think of is it must have Chow in the bloodline somewhere down the line.
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    Default Re: Are black tongues normal in bulldogs?

    Quote Originally Posted by Davidh View Post
    I have never heard or seen an English Bulldog with a black tongue. The only thing I can think of is it must have Chow in the bloodline somewhere down the line.
    That was my thought, I have always heard that if they have tongue with black or purple, that chow would be in the mix....Not sure but I think once I heard Shar Pei too.

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    I found this on Answer. com not usre if true but interesting none the less:

    Chow Chow's are the only breed that have blue/black tongue.
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    Ok I am not to sure who really answered this question but I am going to fix it, because the first part of this question is wrong on so many levels....
    Many people mistakenly assume that a dog with a black tongue is a Chow or at least part Chow. In reality, there are many other breeds of dog that may have black spots on their tongue or gums.

    The Chinese Shar-Pei (commonly referred to as the 'wrinkle dog') is another breed that is known to have a black tongue. Many breeds are known to have tongues or gums with black spots, prompting less knowledgeable owners to think they may have a dog that is of mixed parentage rather than a purebred. Now to answer the question correctly the follow breeds are ALL know to have black tongues:

    Airedale (If purebred, they only have black spots, not an entirely black tongue and it does relate to Chow Chow bloodlines in the breed development in this situation)
    Akita
    Australian Cattle Dog
    Australian Shepherd
    Belgian Sheepdog
    Belgian Malinois
    Bichon Frise
    Bull Mastiff
    Cairn Terrier
    Collie
    Cocker Spaniel
    Dalmation
    Doberman Pinscher
    English Setter
    German Shepherd Dog
    Golden Retriever
    Gordon Setter
    Great Pyranees
    Irish Setter
    Keeshond
    Labrador Retriever
    Mastiff
    Newfoundland
    Pomeranian
    Pug
    Rhodesian Ridgeback
    Rottweiler
    Siberian Husky
    Tibetan Mastiff.....
    as well as several other breeds that are less well known here in the United States.

    And to throw in there as well what is the cause of this. The black spots on a dog's tongue are a result of excessive pigment, much the same as freckles or birthmarks that might appear on you and I.


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    My son had a beagle/red chow chow mix and her tongue was all black. She was a beautiful red looking beagle shaped mutt. She lived to 14 yrs. and proved to be an excellent guard dog but shed like crazy.


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    Default Re: Are black tongues normal in bulldogs?

    The list there has a pug as a breed that could have a black tongue, and I recall reading somewhere that EB's come from pugs... I would love to see a pic as well. I had a Shar Pei that died this last year, his tongue was solid blue!

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    Default Re: Are black tongues normal in bulldogs?

    The only thing I know about black tongues is that pure bred dogs have black spots. I haven't heard anything about an all black tongue!

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    Awesome....!!!!! Picture plzzzz...!!?!? 😊

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