Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Cumberland, Maine
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You can get kicked out of a conformation class, if it is determined you blackened the nose. Of all of my dogs, Sally had a black nose that never faded until she died at 12.5 years. My Laney had a pink nose, starting at about two. Cookie started with a black nose that became dark brown around 2.5 years. Of her three pups that I have, 10.5 year old Mantha has a black nose, never changes, her brother, George gets a snow nose, returns to black,and 1/2 sister , Tiki, has a jet black, never fading nose at 8.5 years. Of Mantha's offspring 1/2 siblings Mick and Basil, Mick at 5.5 has a black nose that fades a little in Winter, but comes back, and Basil at 3.5 has a jet black nose, like, Mom. Tiki's daughter, Em had a gorgeous black nose, but started to fade at 2.5 years. Basil's daughter, Gabby has a jet black nose, but she is only 5.5 months. Friends of mine look at the roof of the dog's mouth to evaluate how good the pigment will be...
Janice and The Celebration Gang -
"Samantha, George, Tiki, Emily, Mick and Basil" Gone but not forgotten, Sally(Windjammer's Ima Country Girl CDX CGC), Laney(Mandell Marlenes Celebration UD RA CGC), and Cookie(Starseeker's Kissmas Cookie CDX RE CGC).