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Jenny37
27th March 2007, 04:03 AM
I don't even know what to call it. But its the dark shading that they get under their nose.

Obviously its more noticeable on the blenheim and tris due to their coloring.

But why do they get it? Is it like a birthmark?

Do all cavaliers get them?

Crittercall
27th March 2007, 04:25 AM
I'll have to look at Wallis again, but I don't think she has any dark shading under her nose. Or maybe she did and it has turned gray w/age and merged with the white! :D

What I thought was Tibby's (ruby) "milk mouth" has turned out to be part milk mouth, part gray hair.

luvzcavs
27th March 2007, 08:50 AM
I am wondering if you are talking about the pigmentation ? or maybe freckles ?

Either way can't tell you why they get it sorry.

Karlin
27th March 2007, 12:37 PM
Lots of dogs with white fur on their faces would have darker marks as well in areas like the face and mouth. Just normal variation in markings.

Crittercall
27th March 2007, 07:16 PM
I had to "inspect" Wallis. She does have a bit of dark pigmentation below her nose - kind of like the color kind of "ran" off her nose while it was being painted!

Barbara Nixon
27th March 2007, 07:30 PM
I've always found Joly's splodge attractive, because it makes his nose look larger and heart-shaped.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d54/BarbaraNixon/Img_0152.jpg

arasara
27th March 2007, 07:38 PM
Is this what you're talking about?

http://xdf.xanga.com/f48d367416c33101264789/b71366700.jpg

Under his nose it's black to his lips??

Joanne M
27th March 2007, 07:45 PM
Tucker has shading, in some pictures it looks like a little moustache.

Jenny37
27th March 2007, 08:56 PM
Yes, those pictures are great!!!!

I just wondered if this was just a blenheim cavalier thing. Some have big smudges, others have small ones, some have heart shaped ones and others have none.

I was not really trying to make the above sound like a poem!!! LOL Just general curiosity!

Mom_of_2_Cavies
27th March 2007, 09:03 PM
Pepper, who is Ruby, has what looks like a little black mustache, and Milly has a slight bit of darkness there but it's not as noticeable somehow (even though her fur is white there). Strange.

Maxxs_Mummy
28th March 2007, 12:23 AM
Maxx is a tri and he's got this marking too - i agree with Barbara, I think it makes their noses look like little hearts :l*v:

Gorgeous pic of Joly looking all snuggly there btw Barbara.

Caraline
28th March 2007, 12:43 AM
My two also have dark pigment under their noses.

arasara
28th March 2007, 03:40 AM
Joly is sooo cute!! :)

I didn't see that picture earlier Barbara