Pink Belly

Hi - no, I was talking about the pink part. Sending another pic. Have no idea what that patch is - she had that when she came to me. Vet here gave her a check-up when she arrived - didn't say anything. I thought it was a birthmark?

Looks normal to me… brown patch is normal too

Thank you - that's comforting. Basenjis are uncommon where I live, so while the vet is good, she is unfamiliar with them.

I agree with Pat - that looks normal to me, even the brown 'spot', which is just some unique coloration on her coat. Kipawa is also lightly pink around his lower tummy/penis area. There is just a little less fur there, and so I think the pink skin is just more noticeable.

Looks like a normal B belly to me! My beautiful boy has a pink belly with a few spots thrown in for good measure.

Feeling reassured…thanks...started wondering b/c she's so much more pink than my boy (and my older female has none at all).

I have also noticed that My B will have an extra pink belly after he's been sleeping all rolled in a little ball. I assume it's just the warmth and blood flow that makes his belly look especially pink. When he's cold, it's paler. And worries aside, there is nothing sweeter than a pink, sweet B belly!!

I agree with Bewler. When they get warm their bellies get pinker. More blood flow to the outside to dissipate heat. I was unaware however that they would possibly have coat coloring on their bellies. Both of my B's have white bellies with dark skin spots. The things you learn on the Basenji Forums!

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my tri boy has a black spot right where I assumed the umbilicus attachment was at birth. my guess would be a leftover mark as it healed the pigment was just darker….like a scar???

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