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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.
Last edited by Karen Collins; 01-31-2014 at 09:36 AM.