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Young Dog turning gray

Postby tmclaimerFL » Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:15 am

Anybody else's labs or whatever breed get gray faces at a young age? My female is not even three yet and is already looking like she is 6-7 years old. Just curious if this is a normal thing in all dog. Image
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Re: Young Dog turning gray

Postby CatSquirrel » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:05 pm

Not uncommon.

My female grayed at two.
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Re: Young Dog turning gray

Postby i_willie12 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:24 pm

mine started getting gray chin hair about 2.5
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Re: Young Dog turning gray

Postby tmclaimerFL » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:42 pm

i_willie12 wrote:mine started getting gray chin hair about 2.5

Glad I'm not the only one. She will be three in another month or so. Just thought it was kind of strange.
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Re: Young Dog turning gray

Postby OmegaRed » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:52 pm

it's probably a chessador. known problem with them
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Re: Young Dog turning gray

Postby B.E.Nelli » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:28 pm

OmegaRed wrote:it's probably a chessador. known problem with them


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Re: Young Dog turning gray

Postby txhunter90 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:55 pm

Same as humans some gray earlier than others. Luckily ours is past 2 and doesn't have any gray yet no telling what 3 will bring
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Re: Young Dog turning gray

Postby GMC2500HD » Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:42 pm

My black lab gray is growing in the same way as your dog and he's 4. Needs some just for men, his beard is gettin weird
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Re: Young Dog turning gray

Postby mcclinj » Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:43 pm

My German Shorthair is not quite 3yo, she's graying under the chin already.

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Re: Young Dog turning gray

Postby swampbilly 1980 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:01 pm

tmclaimerFL wrote: My female is not even three yet and is already looking like she is 6-7 years old. Just curious if this is a normal thing in all dog.

'Bout TIME a male has put some grey on the female instead of the female puttin' it on the male!
See what you've done- you're worrying her to death :yes:

Just messin-
As mentioned, it's a normal thing.
(So you can't take any credit for it :wink: )
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Re: Young Dog turning gray

Postby tmclaimerFL » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:38 pm

swampbilly 1980 wrote:
tmclaimerFL wrote: My female is not even three yet and is already looking like she is 6-7 years old. Just curious if this is a normal thing in all dog.

'Bout TIME a male has put some grey on the female instead of the female puttin' it on the male!
See what you've done- you're worrying her to death :yes:

Just messin-
As mentioned, it's a normal thing.
(So you can't take any credit for it :wink: )

She wears herself out by herself. She must be stressed for not playing enough fetch with me I suppose.
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Re: Young Dog turning gray

Postby GMC2500HD » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:12 pm

Grey beared lab, by the time he's 5 his whole chin will be grey. Ironic to because he lives the easy life, no worrys in life at all
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Re: Young Dog turning gray

Postby Hairy Dawg » Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:07 am

My Boykin, Reese had grey on his chin at 2. He's 5 now, & has a lot of grey. Funny thing is that he has two full blooded brothers that have no grey at all, & I'd say that Reese is the least stressed of all of them.
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Re: Young Dog turning gray

Postby jptheman25 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:38 pm

I just noticed my lab had gray about a month ago and he is four. I thought that was very early.
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Re: Young Dog turning gray

Postby k.s. » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:46 pm

Do you have a plastic or stainless water bowl? A friend of mine said that dogs that are watered out of a plastic bowl grey younger that dogs watered out of a stainless bowl. I don't buy into it but a lot of dogs i know that grey early have a plastic water bowl.
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Re: Young Dog turning gray

Postby tmclaimerFL » Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:28 am

k.s. wrote:Do you have a plastic or stainless water bowl? A friend of mine said that dogs that are watered out of a plastic bowl grey younger that dogs watered out of a stainless bowl. I don't buy into it but a lot of dogs i know that grey early have a plastic water bowl.

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Re: Young Dog turning gray

Postby Elvis Kiwi » Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:24 am

:huh: maybe the granddaddy was a.............grey hound :no: :no:
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Re: Young Dog turning gray

Postby duckdogID » Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:00 pm

MIne started about 2.5 he just turned 3 in August.

Its weird though yesterday he got a red chin?
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Re: Young Dog turning gray

Postby ARBILLCOLLECTOR » Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:13 pm

My buddies dog is 4 and is gray faced and his underside has turned completely gray. Looks like he is 8 or 10. My female is 14 months and has already started to get grey on her ears and under her back legs. Seems to happen most with the black labs (both mine and my buddies are both black)
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