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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-21-2013, 03:13 AM Thread Starter
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At what age did your dog go grey?

I met a 4 yr old gsd today. He was beautiful and adopted from a local shelter. His muzzle was solid grey. My 14 year old is barely as grey as this boy is. So I wonder at what age did your dogs go grey? 4 seems mighty young. I got my cat from the shelter and they told me he was two years old. The vet said more like 6 or 7. Which is fine, he's a wonderful cat. I just wonder how often they are wrong. Either way those people got a wonderful dog. Very pretty and affectionate.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-21-2013, 06:24 AM
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Some dogs grey early, while others may have hardly any grey at all. It's pretty individual, although there are some lines that seem to grey earlier (or later) than others.
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I have seen dark dogs go grey at 2.5-3. Some not. Enzo is black sable with very little grey.

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Rafi's not a gsd but he started going grey when was 4 and is now pretty gray, at almost 7. I always say that he's a big worrier!

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My dog got some gray on her chin at 2. It's still about the same at 4.
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JR's muzzle was pretty gray when he was 5 years old. Ringer & Honey, his kids, started showing some white muzzle fur before their first birthday. I've had other GSDs that didn't get gray until they were seniors, and of course my WGSDs never show gray.

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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-23-2013, 02:32 PM
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Graying muzzle at 18 mos.

My black/tan GSD started graying on her muzzle very young at 18 mos. Her half sister is showing gray at 10 yrs. mostly on her back. Guess they are all different :-)
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My Pongu's just starting to show a little bit of gray on his chin. He just turned 3.

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Daisy was alittle overtwo when she started developing her grey muzzle.Luckt not till he was about nine and he is still mostly black muzzled. Thunder who is 10 a little grey on the muzzle ,Chevy same age no grey but she has white all over her muzzle.

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Morgan at 5 months old.


Morgan at 7 months


Morgan at 1 year

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