I have heard from alot of people saying that a dog with the roof of their mouth being black makes them smarter, and a better pet! I personally think that is so BS! My Aussie is a red merle, with no black pigmintation anywhere, just redish brown and pink, and she could not be any smarter! She is 3 months and can sit, stay, shake with both paws, Lays down on command, recalls execellent, crate trained and potty trained with no accidents, I think that is pretty smart for not having any black in her mouth, lol. It just makes me upset because it feels as if they think my dog is not a good enough pet, and people frown on that. But I love her black mouthed or not, and she is one of the best dogs that I have owned in a long time, and that is most important thing to me. I just wanted to hear everyones opinion on the subject, and if they had heard any of this nonsense. I personally think it is the personality of the particular dog, and the relationship with the owner, and how willing the dog is to learn.
***Edited By: riley1 on 6/11/2009 9:55:28 AM*** Reason: *
So now I've been going around to all of my dogs looking in their mouths. What I found is this...some have a little black in their mouth and some don't really have any. My smartest and sweetest dog, all pretty and pink. My funniest dog has some black and my most laid back, easy going, don't give a dang dog...more black than the others but not covered.
So I am not sure if I think there is a connection or not. I'm going to start watching them thou and see who learns new tricks quicker, etc. Too late at night to make my brain function this much...LOL!!!
Don't worry about tomorrow; it has never happened before.
Didn't this conversation happen between Travis and Lisbeth in "Old Yeller?" She thought that the puppy was best because "He don't holler none when you hold him up by his neck hide." Then, Travis responds with "That don't matter. His mouth's black inside, that's what counts."
If people had emotions as pure as animals, our hearts would have to tripple in size.
Hi everyone, been a long time since I have been on here, but I have some knowledge on this topic and want to share. I raise Chinese shar peis, everyone knows they have black mouths, tongues?? etc, but some of them are what is called dilute, with no black pigmentation at all. The dilutes are every bit as intelligent as the ones with pigment. I do believe that all dogs have the ability to be intelligent.