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Top Knot Success and Silvering

Raffy and I had to have several conversations about him wearing a top knot so I could see his eyes and he could see me. In the end, he relented and for the last couple days, I've successfully gotten the hair out of his eyes! He still has a few shorter wispies around the eyes that I had to use a touch of gel on, however.

Since I was taking pictures of his new do anyhow, I thought I'd also try to capture how silvering is affecting his coat. In the first picture, the silver tail and very visible silver strands are featured, but because of the lighting, he looks very black otherwise. He's more of a charcoal color than a true black, though. My other dog is a true black and Raffy is clearly not when they stand side by side.

In the second picture, I ruffled his hair so his undercoat would be more visible, and it is an even lighter charcoal/grey, which has me curious about what is going to happen when he blows coat in the next few months.

The last picture was taken in "sunlight" such as it is on a grey day in Washington. And I thought it was cute.

I am not sure how silver Raffy will get. I noticed the first signs when he was about 16 weeks old, which is later than some pups whose silvering is obvious very very early. I'm thoroughly fascinated by the color changing and wonder what color my grown up Raffy will be!
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Top Knot lack of success and maybe silvering

Nickie likes hair over his eyes and top knots last a very short time. I'm not good at them, so someone else did this one and it's falling forwards now. Nickie is three and has some white hairs in his black. Is this silvering? I use the little terry ones on the rare occasions that I do a top knot, but they come out immediately and disappear. They probably end up inside the overgrown sheltie in this photo.
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Yes, he definitely looks silver. Dark silver, so probably only one copy of the silver gene, but still silver. He's lovely!!!


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OH, I like his top knot. Nice to see someone with almost the same name. My Vet said she had another Raffi come in just before I got my baby. Our boys must be part of a trend!
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Oh my gosh! Raffy is just adorable!.
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Both Nickie and Raffy are beautiful! I'm thinking about a top not for Willow. It might not be quite long enough yet though.



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