I was just reading through this thread and realized I never added pics of my two's changes...
The first is a picture of Sonic when we brought him home around 9 weeks, the next two are of just Sonic's face, one right before a groom and one after (both were right around 1 year old).
Then are the pictures of Aries as a puppy around 11 weeks old and then the recent picture after her grooming @ around a year..
I'm not sure a picture would do it justice, but Beau is beginning to get white hairs mixing in with his black -- just in the middle of his back -- from his neck to his tail. If they fill in, he will end up with a 2-inch white stripe down the middle of his back -- and he'll look like a skunk!! I'm sort of prepared for a color change, but I don't want small children to run from him, adults to cringe, and someone to shoot him after dark, thinking he's a skunk!
Hmm . . . if it does come in that way, I may have to consider Clairol!!
Bama has white on her chin and upper chest. She has some white mixed in on her hind legs. But then to the left of her spine she has this silvery white patch that isn't the top layer of fur but its under and peaks out. She does have other scattered white hairs in her black. And then she has white on the bottoms of her feet. Some of the black is brownish in the sun. For awhile she seemed to have brown highlights, but its less noticeable now, except for now she has definite brown around her nose!
Here is Sawyer. At 6 weeks, 11 weeks, about 6 months and then now (1.5 yrs). His ears you cant really see in the last picture, but they are still black at the tips just not as dark as the snow pic. And his tail still has black on it. He is just now starting to grow some darker tan hair back especially behind his ears and on his back. It is strange how they change...and then change again!