Who knew that America’s favorite dog is also among the list of canine breeds with black tongues?
Some labs have the black pigment brought about by microscopic melanin granules present in the mouth area.
Depending on the number of these granules, your lab may have a few dark spots or have her mouth filled with them.
However, the whole tongue doesn’t become blue-black as is the case with the Chow Chow and the Shar-Pei.
The small majority of labs with a black tongue typically inherit the trait from their folks.
People believe that the coloring is a clear sign that the dog has mixed bloodlines somewhere in her history.
Whatever it is, as long as the tongue is perfectly healthy, you have nothing to worry about.
What Should Healthy Gums in Dogs Look Like
Dog’s gums should have a pink or salmon color. What you don’t want to see are bright red gums, white gums, blue gums, or signs of bleeding along the gum line. The veterinarian can find out a lot about your dog’s health just by checking the dog’s teeth and gum tissue .
According to VCA Animal Hospitals, “Over 80% of dogs over the age of three have active dental disease.” In dogs, periodontal disease begins with gingivitis.
Gingivitis occurs when plaque (a sticky film containing bacteria) is left untreated. This leads to decay and can lead to infection deep within the tooth socket.
1 The Great Pyrenees
A Great Pyrenees, also known as the Pyrenean Mountain Dog, is a capable guardian dog with a deep affection for those he loves.
Bred to guard livestock, the breed is courageous, obedient, and loyal.
She is calm, somewhat serious, affectionate, and gentle.
Prys are big dogs that stand at a height of up to 32 inches at the shoulder. They weigh as much as 100 pounds and come with immense strength.
The coat is thick and white to protect the dog from the elements. Some of these dogs have tan, gray, or badger markings on them.
As for the tongue, most Prys have it pink but don’t be shocked to find one with black spots.
What breed of dogs have black tongues?
Dogs naturally have pink tongues. The little organ of taste is filled with a healthy supply of blood and nutrients no wonder the color.
Well, there are a few breeds that break this rule by going black. These can either have complete black on their tongues or show some blue-black spots against the pink background. The spots look like freckles in our case as humans.
If you are wondering which dogs fit this description, we have just a comprehensive list for you.
In case you are planning to get one of these breeds, don’t be freaked out when you are met with a black-tongued pet. They are still as charming as all other breeds.