Did your red pup have a black muzzle?

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Did your red pup have a black muzzle?

Post by chowpups » Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:28 pm

I've noticed most of the reds or light reds even have had black muzzles? Nikki did not have one and I don't know if I've not noticed but now all I notice is all the reds have the cute little black noses( muzzles)? You can see in my avatar Nikki didn't have one as a pup.. Now Iam wondering if its normal or not? Who has reds and do or did they have black muzzles? just curious now.
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Re: Did your red pup have a black muzzle?

Post by Tippsy'smom » Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:38 pm

Tippsy had a black muzzle as a pup. Idk if it's normal or not, but I have noticed that most red pups do seem to have them. :lol:

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Re: Did your red pup have a black muzzle?

Post by SoonLee » Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:05 pm

My red pup had such a black muzzle when we got him, we were worried that he might stay that way. He did not he lightened right up.

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Re: Did your red pup have a black muzzle?

Post by Tippsy'smom » Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:11 am

Btw, That pic of Tippsy was taken when she was 7 months old.

This is what she looked like younger though.
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Re: Did your red pup have a black muzzle?

Post by chowpups » Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:23 am

I guess I never realized not many that I've seen have the plain muzzle.. Nikki looks all white to me now. Even my other chow (red) now that I look back had a black muzzle when she was a pup.. interesting .. What causes the black mask and why it fades??
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Re: Did your red pup have a black muzzle?

Post by Victory » Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:40 am

Dreamdancer had a dark blue muzzle when he was little, but it's all red and white now. I think all the pigment leaves their noses and goes into their mouths, (not really but it seems like it might doesn't it) Most red chows even as adults have darker undercoats especially near their skin, it's usually blue or smokey grey.
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and a few weeks older, notice the black splotches on his tail, those are red now too, (I think this 12-14 weeks old)

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Re: Did your red pup have a black muzzle?

Post by chowpups » Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:48 pm

OH, how cute. What else would we do with our new chowdren but take them shopping for all the new goodies in life.. Thats adorable..
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Re: Did your red pup have a black muzzle?

Post by Sirchow » Fri Feb 12, 2010 1:26 pm

This is Bramble at about ten weeks. I forgot she was so darned cute. \:D/ She had a really strong dark mask and almost blue fur just tipped with a little red - this photo makes her look much more red than she was. I thought I had been sold a different coloured chow and kept asking her breeder if she was really going to be red which was what I had asked for. I had expected her to be a self red though not a shaded red. I didn't even know they existed when I got her. I still want a self red puppy but there dont seem to be any in the UK. :(

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Re: Did your red pup have a black muzzle?

Post by chowpups » Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:13 pm

I'am beginning to think Nikki is odd man (girl) out.. ?? This is really making me look for a chow with out a black mask now besides Nikki..
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Re: Did your red pup have a black muzzle?

Post by ilovemysmoothie! » Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:36 pm

I can't seem to find any pictures... but Ill keep looking - there was a red male in little bear's litter that did NOT have a mask... so you are not the only one!!
Mask or no mask, I think reds are beauties! :)
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Re: Did your red pup have a black muzzle?

Post by Victory » Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:49 am

chowpups wrote:OH, how cute. What else would we do with our new chowdren but take them shopping for all the new goodies in life.. Thats adorable..
:) Yeah that was a VERY big day for him, he started out in the morning getting put on a plane from Texas to Minnesota, then he got to ride on a light rail train, a bus and then a car ride to PetCo and the shopping cart, and he took it so well. I should have known then that he was going to be a very self-confident like monster and after nearly four years he still is!
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Re: Did your red pup have a black muzzle?

Post by Judy Fox » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:05 pm

My Milly had a very black muzzle when she was a baby. This is a picture of her when she was just 6 weeks old.
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This next one is of Milly and Mabel when they were 7 or 8 months old.
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Next - Matilda at 8 weeks of age.
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...........and the latest picture I took of her last week and 4.5 months old. Even now, her muzzle is fading a little.
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Re: Did your red pup have a black muzzle?

Post by LUV_a_CHOW_PUP » Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:46 pm

I have read that Red Chows are born with Black muzzles and Cinnamons are born with Gray muzzles. Also that coat colors can change as they get older. They could be born cream and change to red or cinnamon etc. :-?
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Re: Did your red pup have a black muzzle?

Post by chowpups » Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:27 pm

Its very odd I just looked at her litter pictures and she has no black in her muzzle and everyone in the litter had a black mask but her. And she was a red color just like she is now.. Very cute but strange.
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Re: Did your red pup have a black muzzle?

Post by JasonandNat » Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:11 pm

Weird isn't it!! Just look at the faces in our signature!!!! ROFL

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Re: Did your red pup have a black muzzle?

Post by ccyang » Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:37 pm

hi
pong also had a black muzzle when we got him at 6 weeks old (see first pic)....and still does, but he's only 5 months (almost!)...but he did get a looooootttttttttttttt lighter since we got him. Even the lil black spots on his tail are almost gone, either him biting on it (lol) or brushing them.....
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Re: Did your red pup have a black muzzle?

Post by Coco Chow » Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:12 am

Coco never had a black muzzle when she was a puppy.
Here's a picture of her when she was 6 weeks old:
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Re: Did your red pup have a black muzzle?

Post by chowpups » Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:50 am

Finally another chow Yeah,Coco,,,... I was beginning to think there was a pigment loss in her..
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Re: Did your red pup have a black muzzle?

Post by ChowMainMomma » Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:24 pm

No mine did not.

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