Question by  Az (343)

Is it normal for a canine color's to change with hair growth?

My dogs color is changing and his hair is growing.


Answer by  taffy (30)

I have a Lhasa Apso mix breed and as her hair grows out it changes from a very light tan color to a dark tan. The longer it grows the darker it gets. I keep it cut at 1/2 - 3/4 quarters of an inch but sometimes during the winter I let it grow to 3 inches.


Answer by  Kozmo (286)

Color changing should not occur in a dog (sometimes in puppies as they grow into their true coat, but not in grown dogs). A change in color or hair loss is typically indicative of an illness in a dog. The graying is a natural process though - just as it is with aging people.

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