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Not by my (more and more white?) chin!

Discussion in 'Sheltie Colors' started by Greenepony, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. Greenepony

    Greenepony Forums Enthusiast

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    I've noticed recently that Olive's chin is whiter than it was a year ago and definitely more than in 2012 when we got her. We haven't seen her coloring changing elsewhere except a more pronounced sable undercoat (she certainly has a much thicker/longer coat.) We can only make guesses about her parents were like as far what's going on genetically. There isn't any kind of merle or roan expression elsewhere on her that I've noticed. Thoughts?
    https://flic.kr/p/qVAHeh
     
  2. ghggp

    ghggp Moderator

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    Sorry I have no input on why Olive's chin is gaining more white.
    I just wanted to comment on Olive's obedience heal work!
    OUTSTANDING focus and heal position! :yes:

    What a cutie she is. :lol:
     
  3. Chris

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    You may remember a few years back when Layla's ears turned white. She stayed Princess Snow Ears for two years; then, they faded back to sable, all but the very tips. No one had any idea why this happened. I just chalk it up to one more Sheltie miracle! :lol:
     
  4. jomuir

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    No thoughts on her changing chinny hairs, but I do think she is very very cute. :yes:
     
  5. k9kreationz

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    I rarely notice my dog's changes in coat color, but it does happen. And from what I recall, it changed a lot from puppy to 3, then slowed down. I was wondering if it was age, but Olive is only 3! But then again, Koji's dad's face was white, like he was super old, but he wasn't that old.

    Now I'm curious to see what it'll look like in a few more years. :smile2:
     
  6. Greenepony

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    Too bad it suffers a bit in class. She's fine if everyone else is mostly behaving but when the Italian Mastiff runs up her tail... not so much. (his owner doesn't pay attention to where she is going, especially in corners)

    Thanks everyone- I'm used with dogs and horses getting whiter when they're up there in age but normally on the top of muzzle(dogs) or in an all over roan (horses) but this has me puzzled, especially at 3 or so. We'll see over the next while what's going on with her color. Who knows, maybe with this color change maybe she'll grow more of a coat too:fl
     
  7. Greenepony

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    So now she's getting longers white hairs along her spine, especially around her croup. I probably only noticed it today because it was actually kind of sunny on our run.
    https://flic.kr/p/rhXWQW
     
  8. Jess041

    Jess041 Forums Enthusiast

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    That is so weird. It almost looks like she dyed her hair a few months ago and now her roots (and her white hair) are showing.
     
  9. tesslynn

    tesslynn Forums Enthusiast

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    she was getting them highlighted on the sly
     
  10. Greenepony

    Greenepony Forums Enthusiast

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    She's always had that "overgrown roots" look, when we first got her I thought it was just a bizarre undercoat but no that's coming the normal color. But you're right is does like someone dyeing their grey hairs.:lol:
     

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