My puppy is about 3 and a half months old. So still young and difficult to tell what he will grow to look like. He does have a pink tongue with black spots. His fur is very soft. I got him when he was about 2 months old and his muzzle was all black and it has lightened up in the time that I have had him. I have been told he is probably part german shepherd and part chow. I don't know though.