Basenji nose color

Does anyone know if the nose has pink on it, if that means it is not a well-bred dog?

@Bambismom:

Does anyone know if the nose has pink on it, if that means it is not a well-bred dog?

Not an indicator of responsible breeding at all. It happens sometimes.

Also, if its a puppy it could just be the pigment hasn't come through??

I know in the pictures the breeders sent of Maya's litter, they all were born with pink noses and the pigment started to come through gradually until they were 8 weeks old when it had mostly come through 😃

@Bambismom:

Does anyone know if the nose has pink on it, if that means it is not a well-bred dog?

And sometimes the more white in the face the nose might be a lighter or pink color. Some pedigrees carry a "pinky" nose too… not an indication of poor breeding at all... even though we all would prefer the nice black nose. Same goes for light eyes... some lines carry a light eye...

Dallas had a little "lightening bolt" of pink across his nose when he was a pup.

He's the one on the left obviously:

However, it has disappeared as he has grown.

attachment_p_63915_0_l_4f6f8de33f0a8c6c7e7afe3d5ac249d8.jpg
attachment_p_63915_1_cimg3262.jpg

Lexi used to have a lot of pink on her nose when she was younger. It eventually filled in- maybe after the first year or so? But sometimes when she sleeps… some of it comes back. 😉



Also Basenjis get "winter nose" and their nose sometimes lightens up a little in the winter. It doesn't go totally pinkish like a puppy though.

Sugar gets the 'winter nose' thing. It does get a pinkish black, but in summer goes straight back to black. All puppies are born with the pink noses and they later fill in. Talker still has a little bit of pink which I expect will fill in.

Looks like your connection to Basenji Forums was lost, please wait while we try to reconnect.