And heat stress can affect how much the blue shows on the tongue - a hot
show chow with a perfect tongue can lose color in 30 min or less if heat
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----- Original Message -----
From: "jan" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2004 7:25 AM
Subject: Re: [FARMCOLLIE] Saving ? SADIE
> At 10:31 PM -0700 10/20/04, Paul and Judy wrote:
> >So if a dog has blue tongue it does not mean it is a chow? Other breeds
> >have this coloration on their tongue?
> many breeds can have blue on the tongues. The rescue list one time
> a list of all the breeds that *can* have some blue on the tongue and there
> were about 25 breeds there including things like Labs. We're talking blue
> splotches, not all blue tongues like Chows. Chows *must* have an all blue
> tongue but having a partly blue tongue does not mean the dog is part chow.
> English Shepherds, especially the black and tan ones, often have spotted
> splotchy tongues.