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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-28-2009, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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At what age did......

your dog's muzzle/snout start to turn gray/white?
Sean's muzzle was solid black and now it is solid white. He's 10 y.o. so this comes as no surprise, just wondering when it started changing in your dog.

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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-28-2009, 05:48 PM
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Elmo turned two last month and he already has some white hair on his muzzle.
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i voted 4-6, but i'm pretty sure that Gia was still 3 when i first noticed. by 6 it had spread further back along her lips, chin and neck... but it has not noticeably changed any in the last 3.5yrs.

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Also voted 4-6 for Shannon and Chloe that seems about right, but Izzy is 2 and she has already started. I heard that dogs that work tend to go gray in the muzzle faster than those that don't work.
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Naomi started 4-6 years and now is 14!
She still has black on top of her nose, but has small patches of solid white on side of it.


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Ramsey has Snow- Winter nose color at 14months.

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Ellie is 9-1/2 years old and has just started to get a few gray hairs around her mouth. I don't want her t get old!!!!!
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Chama started turning white at age 11. Basu started turning white at age 8 and Rafi already has white around his muzzle!

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post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-28-2009, 07:29 PM
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dogs shouldn't have white hair on their muzzle until they are like 8. if you raw feed your dog they wouldn't have any white hairs. my puppy had quite a few white hairs but a week after we switched her to raw she had a black muzzle and NO white hairs. i vote 4-6 because i see so many dogs with white hairs at this very young age, however i vote they shouldn't have white hairs until around 8.
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Originally Posted By: shepherdmom12I heard that dogs that work tend to go gray in the muzzle faster than those that don't work.
Elmo must be getting some intense super secret training while we're out.
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