Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Paris, TN
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Skin and Hair Color Changing
Another question from someone who has had dogs all her life; but this one has me stumped. When I got Rosie at 4 months, her skin was speckled like a dalmation, just little black spots. She is white with black head and black spot on back. Now at nearly 7 months her head hair is turning silver in places, her skin is turning black (the black spots are getting really big) and it appears that there is a lot of little black hair appearing down her back bone and on her tail. Little black tufts are appearing in her leg furnishing. Is this normal? I knew that my black mini schnauzers would turn silver; but their skin didn't turn a differnt color and none of the other dog's that I have had have had their skin color change unless they were sick. Her little pink tummy is nearly all greyish black. I confess that I didn't research the adult dog before getting Rosie. I was looking for a long-lived, happy dog that would probably be my last one. I of course saw pictures of the adult dog and her mother, etc; but did not know about this coat changing thing. Just tell me if it's normal. Yes I's going to get pictures soon. Have to get someone to take one and up-load for me.