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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-05-2012, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
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Happy New Year everyone! I'm posting this photo of Cappy who is now 10 months old to ask those of you with more Hav experience, do you think the red in his cheeks will eventually turn white or gray? The red on his face has just started coming in - my husband is teasing him that he's going to have to dye his hair since he loves his black facial coloring - ha ha!
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I thought the red in Rosie's mustache was natural then found out it is from saliva or tears with yeast. May be what is going on with your baby.
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It's hard to tell but usually when I see a dark dog with brown marking on the mouth area I think it's staining from food, saliva, yeast, etc. True brown hair in the mouth area on a black/dark dog usually follows common colloring patters such as eyebrows and muzzle and cheeks (i.e. like a doberman, rottie, bernese mountain dog, etc).
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Sorry, I saw the title of the thread and immediately thought, "Coloring Question. Oh easy! Stay in the lines." sigh... I have been with my kids too much today.

Jack has brown on his muzzle but it is just food staining.

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If that's the only place you find red hair, I'd agree it is probably stain. If you find it all over the body in the next few weeks, he is probably changing color. I've had a few black dogs with alot of brown hair mixed in as they got older and one that silvered, beginning with the brown. All my dogs are black when little and a couple are still

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Hmmm...I'll have to really think about what could be causing a stain. I feed him Wellness Adult Small Dog and for chews bully sticks made in the USA. I can't even think of anything with a darker red or brown color that he could be eating. And it's not on the white in his beard or on his paws.

Thanks for the suggestions though - I'll have to do some detective work
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Does he drink from a bowl or water bottle?
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He drinks from a bowl. The reddish coloring is also starting on his ears (both of them).
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He drinks from a bowl. The reddish coloring is also starting on his ears (both of them).
It sounds like he is getting his face and ears wet from the water bowl. You can try a water bottle. Sometimes you see the reddish color from the tear staining/yeast problems, I wash down the eye area each day with a cotton pad and some human contact solution called re-nu, it is a multipurpose solution by Bausch & Lomb which cleans, disinfects and removes protein from contact lenses... I am sure it bothers you, and with my light color dog it does look "dirty"...
Hope this helps.

Sir Winston sez "Non Basta Una Vita.

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The constant wetness from drinking from a bowl is causing the staining and switching to water bottle will help eliminate it from continuing.
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