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Do pigmented red nose pits noses change?

Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by EstyEsty, Dec 20, 2017.

  1. EstyEsty

    EstyEsty Little Dog Premium Member

    I have a question. Do red nose pit bull dogs especially white ones who have a splotchy (only way I know how to describe it) red nose, but it’s not solid, does it change from what it looks like when they were a puppy?
    The reason I’m asking is that a person had her white red nose pit stolen 4 months ago. Someone posted a female on a lost pet site here that really looks like the pup that had been stolen. But of course she’s 5 months bigger now and her nose doesn’t look exactly like it did when she was 10 weeks old. Do their noses change? The owner believes it’s her dog but now the lady who has her now won’t give her back.Also the owner had her when she was a small puppy and after 6 months she said the dog didn’t act like she remembered her. But she was probably freaked out too! Any suggestions? Apparently there are no papers.
     
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  2. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    I'm guessing the dog was not chipped?
     
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  3. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Big Dog

    Can you post a pic of the dog as a pup and the dog now? So we can compare.
    Coloration will "expand", if that makes sense, as the nose gets larger. If you look at Raven's muzzle, in my avatar, for instance, the dusting on her nose used to be much more pronounced and looked like a white dot.
     
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  4. Capt. Roxy

    Capt. Roxy Good Dog Premium Member

    What did the current owner say about on how she acquired the dog? A lot of dogs can look very similar especially if they don't have special markings. It could be her dog or it could not, very hard to say. :( That's very sad though that her dog was stolen. How did the dog get stolen?!? :( :( Man if I saw someone try to steal my dogs I'd break their knee caps with my metal bat, that is the day I would go to jail for assault.... and I've never gotten in trouble before.
     
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  5. EstyEsty

    EstyEsty Little Dog Premium Member

    No it wasn’t...
     
  6. EstyEsty

    EstyEsty Little Dog Premium Member

    I’ll try . The pic of her pup when she had it the nose was more solid red and the dog now that she feels is hers the nose is more speckled. But I never thought my white pup would develop spots you know? So sad
     
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  7. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Big Dog

    If the pup was taken that young, I'm not sure the pup would remember her either.
     
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  8. Rezbull

    Rezbull Puppy

    Sometimes pigments darken with age, no different then our own due to aging and environmental factors e.g. hair darkness correlated with age and Sun exposure.
     
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  9. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs OHMUHGERD Staff Member Administrator Premium Member

    Not unless they destroy basketballs on the reg :)

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  10. EstyEsty

    EstyEsty Little Dog Premium Member

    This is the one that was found yesterday.
     

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  11. EstyEsty

    EstyEsty Little Dog Premium Member

    A6FBA6BB-7F44-4BA4-A1F8-C9AE28AF460B.jpeg 13E4A2E5-7DC8-4341-9B62-BEEDC65EF735.jpeg This is the pup when it was with her owners. She’s been gone for 5 months. The owner thinks it’s the/ her pup.
     
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  12. Eden86

    Eden86 Little Dog

    My mothers lab has gone from solid red nose to black in 12 months, not sure if that's only a trait for labs but it's happened. So possible I guess.
     
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  13. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Big Dog

    I'd find out if the adult has those same spots on her under belly. It's hard to tell in the pics bc there's no direct shot of the pup's face.
     
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  14. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Wow, they do look alike.
     
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  15. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Big Dog

    I think it's the same dog, honestly. But don't want to say definitively until we can see a better muzzle pic of the pup.
    I also think a pup that young, when taken, it's not going to remember it's owner. So it's within reason that the dog acted the v way she did.
     
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  16. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs OHMUHGERD Staff Member Administrator Premium Member

    Hmm, i know the pup was young and all but i swear by 3 or 4 months old, i know every single marking on my dogs lol. I would never have a problem proving Voo is mine lol..

    Me: Does the dog have a big 7 on it's chest?
    Them: Yes
    Me: Im on my way..

    Broly? the same way, only his feet are a dead give away with is toes being tipped in white, i know which ones are and which ones aren't, not to mention Broly has some pretty distinct facial features.
     
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  17. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Big Dog

    Me too. B has this "Marilyn Monroe" mark on her chest crest. And the fact that her ears are uneven. Lol
    Biggest clue:
    Me: does the dog want to sit on your face and glue herself to your ass?
    Them: yes
    Me: aw, hell, just keep her. I kid, I kid. For real: me: on my way, don't feed her kibble!!!!
    Are your dogs chipped? My last two were, but I have heard the chips move and are sometimes not found.
     
  18. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs OHMUHGERD Staff Member Administrator Premium Member

    Mine are not.
     
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  19. EstyEsty

    EstyEsty Little Dog Premium Member

    That’s all the pictures she has. I think it looks like her too but.... I’d know if she were mine too!!! That’s why it’s so important to be responsible for your dog/dogs. I NEVER let any of my 12 week old puppies, Paris or Peetie, go outside alone to pee. That’s what happened, and sadly someone took her. Anyway she reminded me so much of my Paris when she was a pup and that’s why I got involved. Thanks for all the advice.
     
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  20. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Big Dog

    This definitely is a cautionary tale. If your dog is not chipped, take lots of pics of their unusual and distinctive markings and keep the pics with all your other important dox for them. I have a file that I keep all B's medical records in vet receipts, awards, certificates, stuff like that. I'm sure a lot of ppl do, throw pics in there as well.
     
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