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Has anyone been 'shocked' by their dog's change in color as it grows??

I can't believe some of the changes I've seen [through pics] of dogs from puppy to adult. I was just wondering if anyone was surprised by their own havanese.

They're all beautiful.

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I agree. The color changes are part of the fun of owning a havanese! The owner of Dusty's brother recently sent me some photos of Dusty as a puppy (we got her at 7 months and I'd only seen maybe two puppy shots of her). She was as dark a chocolate as dotndani's Duncan! I was very suprised. She has lightened up considerably and is still changing. We think she's just gorgeous though!
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Yes, both of my first two Havanese changed drastically. My first male was a rich sable (looked deep brown when he was a week old) and when I brought him home he was a reddish tan. By the time he was a year old, he was almost creamy white with tan ears with black tips.

My second Havanese is Tinky. When I brought her home, she was four months old and was white with a black eye and black spot on her back. By the time she went to her first show, the black spot on her back was silvering. By the time she was nine months old, all the black had turned silver. Even though the quality of the photos isn't the best, you can see the progression of her color change on my web site: Tinky's page Frankly, I think she looks a lot more elegant now, but it was still surprising to see how drastic the change was.
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Wow, Tinky looked a lot like Brutus at 4 mos. I wonder if Brutus will lighten as well. Maddie stayed dark. If I remember correctly Maddie is the daughter of Hilary. Correct? Yes, the surprise changes are fun.
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When do they 'stop' changing colors? Don't people sometimes

pay more for 'rare' colors? I guess that might be upsetting although by then you'd love the dog too much to care and I haven't seen an ugly color yet! I really was just wondering about it because I've been scouring the internet for pictures and came across a website showing how drastic some of the color changes are. Thanks for your insight.

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Wow, Tinky looked a lot like Brutus at 4 mos. I wonder if Brutus will lighten as well. Maddie stayed dark. If I remember correctly Maddie is the daughter of Hilary. Correct? Yes, the surprise changes are fun.
Maddie is Tinky's daughter. Three in that litter looked similar (color & markings) and all three have held black and two have even gained some due to the Belton gene.
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O.K. had to do it, I also love watching the changes. I think the sable's change the most, I have been lucky Riley has kept a lot of his sable. Riley has lightened up since he was born but still has a lot of sable, he is now almost 1 yr. and 5 month and is starting to get some darker sable on his back again.. These are some pictures to show how dark he was as a baby.. The picture to the left with my name is at 1 year old.

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kimberly, is my coco related to tinky? she is out of amor's tiny dancer and amor's bit o honey bred by mary lopez? she is cream with light sable which changes monthly. so fun to watch.
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Judith, I'm not sure if they are related or not. I'll have to look into it. It doesn't sound like they are, but it's always possible.
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lbkar...thanks for sharing the pictures...

how fun to watch the changes! Beautiful.

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