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Noses sometimes take a while to fill in fully, but if there is white hair there, it is possible that the little nose spot will stay pink. Same with his lips (and any eye rim spots) This is one of the things that makes breeding chocolates for SHOW difficult. It can be hard to get good, dark, solid pigment as required by the standard. So many breeders breed chocolates back to black for better pigment... then it’s hit or miss getting chocolate puppies at all! But you are absolutely right, it makes NO difference in a pet puppy. There are no health consequences at all. I have a freind who breeds some chocolates, and she has had to place more than one puppy as a pet, in spite of gorgeous conformation... because of incomplete or light pigment or eye color. The “pet people” get lucky with those puppies! 😊
Paw pads are a different thing. It is totally fine for paw pads, some or all, to be pink, no matter what color the puppy is. It’s pretty common on puppies that have white markings on their feet and/or legs.
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