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Yogi has a little one, so we'll wait and see how big it gets. I think it gives him character!
I think we need to see a picture of Yogi's treat spot DG.
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My bridge dog had them, and oddly enough they would come and go. I often wondered if he ate a pen and never got around to asking our vet about it (we had bigger issues to discuss).

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Cassie got her treat spot at around 6mo. Started out about pencil eraser size, and then grew a bit bigger. At first I was saddened by it, as I thought it marred an otherwise perfect dog. But I've grown to appreciate the uniqueness of it.

And I hate to admit it, but it helped me identify her once! It was the first time I had left her... I had to go away for a week for work, so I boarded her at a high-end doggie spa. The day I picked her up, they gave her a full grooming (her first professional groom). After a week of not being around her, plus an amazing groom, I hardly recognized her. Thankfully, the smile with the treat spot made me instantly know it was her.
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Over 30 years ago I saw my first "treat spot" and loved it. Nugget has two, and I cherish them. In fact, when I offer a treat that's where I put it.
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Originally Posted by fishmounter View Post
Our 3 year old Kasey has a tongue spot or "freckle" (as our vet calls them). When he was a puppy, we thought he got a hold of one of my Sharpie pens, buy since then, as he grew larger, so did the spot, and now it is faded quite a bit, but still is about dime-sized. The doctor says it's common and some dogs have two or even three spots. Anyone else see this on their dogs?
Sharpie gets blamed so much for that, i'm surprised they are still in business

They are called treat spots. That's where you are supposed to place the treat

They are completely normal.

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Both my boys have them. Caue's are more obvious but Oakly has one way back on this tongue.
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My older Golden has that.
I was told that it is a sign of intelligence.
Actually, I think it's like a birth mark and nothing to worry about.
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I always check Rose's mouth and tongue almost looking for one but none so far.

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Yes, I can believe it's a sign of intelligence! Kasey is just so smart! He knows what we are saying so well, that my wife and I have to spell certain words, to keep him from getting too excited. Words like park, truck, leash, play, treat, walk, kids, etc.. And he's even catching on with our spelling! I'm sure many other GR owners know all about this too.
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