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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-15-2012, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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18 months and starting to gray

i was looking at lexie in the light and noticed that she is starting to gray under her mouth, should i be concerned. i dont remember any of my dogs graying at 18 months. we do have hard well water, would this cause it? I did meet both lexie's sire and dam, neither one was gray and they were a couple of years old.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-15-2012, 11:21 PM
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Zoey has a little bit of gray on her chin. I believe it started at about 18 months as well. She is 2yrs 5 months now and they gray spot hasn't spread any farther. I don't think it's issue.
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I would look into the trace minerals the dog is getting in the diet .
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-16-2012, 05:08 AM
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I know, mine is 2 1/2 years old and I noticed the same thing. It just doesn't look normal to me. Good to know other GSD have it though. So I take that it is normal?

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Rusty also has it, he's 2.5 yrs but it started coming in around 18 months.
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kyra stayed grey free until about 8 years old, then it seemed her muzzle turned white over night.
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JR came to live with me when he was 5 years old and he was extremely gray ... I had two of his offspring who were littermates and both started to get gray while they were very young.

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