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Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by destinoscelgo, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. destinoscelgo

    destinoscelgo Good Dog

    I know all dogs are different...so I'm just curious as to what age your dogs started to grey a little...and what color they are (seeing if there is a pattern)

    I'm asking because Willow is starting to grey a bit on her muzzle. It's nothing too bad...but being OCD I noticed it this morning :(
    She's a black dog and only 16 months old, Raj is red, and going to be 2 years in a month and a half...he has no grey lol

    So...when did your dogs start to grey?
  2. Ali132

    Ali132 Good Dog

    Izzy has little grey hairs on her muzzle but she also has very little hairs around her muzzle because she had such bad acne. I always wonder if her hair grew back if it would be grey.
    Oh ya and she's only 2.
  3. Tiffany3483

    Tiffany3483 Good Dog

    Pongo- 12 yrs old when I noticed it. He had a mostly white face anyways it starting going back into his black areas.

    Ronon is graying now a lot. He will be 7 yrs old this year.

    Circe has grayed a lot. It is not really noticeable unless you look at older pics. She is technically a tricolor, but her faced has grayed to the point the tan points are all white and she looks just white/black now.

    Rocky is 8 and has little no grey.

    Casper probably would, but being a Dogo and solid white, you can't tell!

    The black Great Dane my roommate had, started graying at 18 months and by the time she was 3, her face was almost all white.
  4. Mollie's Nana

    Mollie's Nana Krypto Super Dog Staff Member Super Moderator

    Sheaba started getting gray around the time she turned 10-12. By the time I lost her at 14, she had a lot of gray in her muzzle.

    I had Maxx for 11 years, but he was 13-14 when he died, and he had started getting gray the last 2 years I had him.

    Gizzmo is 13 years old, but he has a silver coat, so you don't notice the gray on him.

    Mollie is 7 and I'm starting to see a tiny bit of gray on her, but she also has had some white around her muzzle since she was a pup, so it's hard to tell if it's gray or just the white. I've only lost 2 dogs so far, and both started getting gray around 10ish years old.

    I would think if the dog is only 16 months old, it's still very much in the puppy stage and maybe just has a little white around the muzzle. 16 months is too young to be turning gray already, right? :)
  5. monkeys23

    monkeys23 GRCH Dog

    Lily at 3-4. She is a totally different color next to her blaze on her face now. It used to be almost black and now its all grey. Her ears have a lot of grey in them too. She's 5 now. Her whole head is gonna be white by the time she's like 10! Its harder to see because of her color pattern, but she's greying on her feet/legs too.

    My parent's BC is finally greying this year. He's like 8.

    And for comparison!
    Crappy lighting, but I love this pic. Lily @ about 1yr.

    About 1yr again


    This is the most recent face shot. Its a crappy pic, you can't really see how grey she is very well. But I don't seem to have many portrait shots of her! Usually its on runs that I've got the camera out, so yeah.
  6. Tiffseagles

    Tiffseagles GRCH Dog Premium Member

    Otis started greying at under 2 around his muzzle, which is black. Here's a pic of him recently (he is five)
  7. destinoscelgo

    destinoscelgo Good Dog

    This is how Willow is starting to grey...everrr so slightly lol.
    Idk if she is "too young" . I found my first grey hay hair when I hit puberty...which made puberty even worse lol
  8. K9 Love

    K9 Love Good Dog

    Hades must've been between 2-3 when I noticed his cheek area starting to to grey. He has always had white flecking down his back and on his face, but his face started greying young.

    This you can just see it under his eyes. He would've been around 3 here.



    Last fall'ish.

  9. Teal

    Teal Krypto Super Dog Premium Member

    Black dogs tend to start greying earlier than other colours, I've noticed.

    I don't think Willow is "too young"
  10. Kit

    Kit Good Dog

    Rosie will be 7 next month and is turning grey around her muzzle. She's red, but has white on her face, so I didn't really notice it until I looked at pics from a few years ago.
  11. Diesel12

    Diesel12 Little Dog

    Spike is 4 yrs, and there is some greying around his eyes.
  12. Flatbedder

    Flatbedder Good Dog

    Star was greying a little and he was only 2
  13. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    my gsd grayed at a year (hers are more so markings then actual graying.. but it sure doesnt suit her. lol. phoenix started greying at 5... though since he has a blaze, it went un noticed by people till now, at 7 hes graying around his eyes/cheeks.
  14. Blaze N' Pits

    Blaze N' Pits Good Dog

    Rocko- 4yrs, white w/blue spots... no grey
    Dozer- Almost 3yrs, blue fawn and white.... no grey

    Onyx- 4yrs, seal and white....

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    Some of this I think is actual greying but some of it is most likely from her rubbing her face from allergies.. and when her hair grows back in it's white or grey.
  15. destinoscelgo

    destinoscelgo Good Dog

    ^^ Could rubbing cause this as well? Willow had demodex and was scratching like crazy and now her seasonal allergies are acting up so she is back to itching a bit again...could that be possible?
    It's not too bad...just a few specks of greyish white...hey it could even be just white fur coming in.
  16. ownedbyBOO

    ownedbyBOO Little Dog

    Boo is just over a year, and looking back at pics fron Jan, her grey flecks are spreading... except they are on her butt. It almost looks like she sat in white paint and has a little white speckle on her butt cheeks. She seems to do everything backwards!
  17. APBT Courage at its Best

    APBT Courage at its Best Little Dog Premium Member

    Sage is 4 years old, red, no grey. Wishbone, white and brown started to grey at 6 years old. Charlie is 3 years old, but he is a Chihuahua started to grey a year ago, so age 2. Notorious is 2 years no grey. Sinatra, 2 years old black and white no grey. Shekaniah is 6 years, but she is a Rottweiler, Black and Rust has no grey.
  18. Blaze N' Pits

    Blaze N' Pits Good Dog

    I believe the majority of it is because of her rubbing her face from allergies (she's never had demodex though)... and her being a darker color makes it more obvious. Sounds like Onyx and Willow are very similar.... I'm sorry lol.

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    Cute lol

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