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Whimsy had a black nose until her first winter when it turned pinkish brown. Thought it was just a temporary thing called 'snow nose', but it wasn't. She will be four in March and it is still a pinkish brownish instead of black. It's permanent for sure. Anyone else's pup have this color??? Is it happen with mostly with light colored dogs I wonder?? I can still see some black around the margins but not that much.

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The identical thing happened to my white Hav too and no matter how much time he spends in the sun now, his nose does not get darker.
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Yes! But it turns black again in the spring/summer (so far - she's 2.5yrs).

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Djangos nose has been jet black since he was a puppy and at 10, it's still jet black.
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Whimsy had a black nose until her first winter when it turned pinkish brown. Thought it was just a temporary thing called 'snow nose', but it wasn't. She will be four in March and it is still a pinkish brownish instead of black. It's permanent for sure. Anyone else's pup have this color??? Is it happen with mostly with light colored dogs I wonder?? I can still see some black around the margins but not that much.
That happened to my Afghan, as well as my Bichon. They never reverted back to black and I was told somewhere down the road that it was because they ate and drank out of plastic bowls. That was back in the 80's. My first Hav, Bailey, who was a black and white kept his black nose for his entire 15 years and Tyler, at 16 1/2 has kept his jet black nose.


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That happened to my Afghan, as well as my Bichon. They never reverted back to black and I was told somewhere down the road that it was because they ate and drank out of plastic bowls. That was back in the 80's. My first Hav, Bailey, who was a black and white kept his black nose for his entire 15 years and Tyler, at 16 1/2 has kept his jet black nose.
No plastic bowls here.

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here is a close up of her nose. Her little imperfections only makes me love her more She's a real "brown noser" LOL( if you are familiar with that term LOL)
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This is very common in cream and white Havs. Pigment is inherited. A Black dog should always have a black nose and never change. Dogs with weak or slow pigment should either be bred back to a black or not bred at all. Some breeders don't think pigment is that important when choosing a mating pair, but its so easy to lose good black pigment, that it should always be a priority. IMO

I should add that pigment doesn't effect the dog as far being a good pet of course, its just important to breeders who have the responsibility to breed to standard to maintain the integrity of the breed. Also, hearing is genetically linked to pigment. So another good reason to always go back to a dark black dog.


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I just did a nose check, Vino is black and Canela is lighter in spots, never really noticed it til now... Interesting.

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When my dog was a little puppy his nose was pink with a few black spots, and I thought it was so adorable. It quickly changed to completely black, and I later learned that this is common and normal, but I was so hoping it would stay pink with black spots! I didn't know it could change in the other direction, though, from black to pinkish brown, so maybe Benjamin's will, too. Oh well, it works great, regardless of color.


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