question about the color salt n pepper

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Barked: Mon Oct 27, '08 4:27pm PST 
My mommy is a little concerned about my color. My "uncle" was registered as black n silver, but over the years with grooming he has become a dark salt n pepper. I am only 10 weeks old, I was dark when my mommy adopted me and after my haircut I was really really salt n pepper. After a couple weeks when my hair started growing back in it started taking on the color of almost rusty look. Salt n pepper with shades of tan mixed in. Is this normal? Will it eventually grow out to where it's all salt n pepper?????

Master of the- Grumble...
Barked: Tue Oct 28, '08 3:48pm PST 
Hi Gunnerwave
You´re beautiful... We love the way you look!!! We´ve seen other schnauzers with a brownish/tanish teint as well, and it just make them more unique and that much more loveable wink I think they are called Chocolate/Tan or Liver/Tan Schnauzers. Check it out on the web.
I was really dark (black & silver) when I was a pup and now 2 years later I´ve lightened up soooo much that my Mommy wonders if someday I´ll end up all silver. I guess it´s a schnauzer thingsnoopy

Can I fit my- head through- that?
Barked: Wed Oct 29, '08 1:52pm PST 
Schnauzers have, for lack of a better way of putting it, strange coats. If you cut their hair rather than strip it, the color and texture change completly. A clipped coat will, over time become lighter in color and softer in texture.

As for brown fur showing up, it happens in some schnauzers and there are a number of reasons for it. Some of them just have a brown tint to their coat or light colored hair that gets stained. My Uschi monster has a brown undercoat around her shoulders and neck, so when we strip her and the undercoat grows in more quickly than the rest of her hair she has a sort of brown cape until the undercoat is removed or her proper hair grows back in.


Lexus: fun,- energetic,- optimistic,- loved
Barked: Thu Oct 30, '08 3:19am PST 
Lexus is the same way.
I am 9 months old and have hints of brown. Most of the brown is gone now and has turned white, though. My older brother was the same way and he is now 4 years old and completely salt and pepper.

I wag my tail- and not my- tongue
Barked: Sat Nov 1, '08 2:11pm PST 
Lexi has a brown patch just below the base of her tail when her hair starts to grow back after a clip she is a dark salt and pepper

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Barked: Sat Nov 8, '08 8:48pm PST 
My Simba has brown here and there too.

As a newborn he was a sandy/tanish color with a black stripe down his wittle back, and now he is a Salt and Pepper, but as I said he has brown here and there.

His sister (the runt) looked the same as a newborn, but now she is pure white!
Charlie "the- ferocious- beast "

Barked: Sat Dec 27, '08 11:25pm PST 
They do have puppy hair ! Charlie was brown and now when he is groomed he looks almos white like his mom so I am guessing he will be more salt and pepper later on
Sadies- Master- Rollye

Barked: Fri Apr 3, '09 8:49am PST 
Sounds like you got some Liver in you.

Our male's father was a Liver Parti.

Our male is mostly salt/pepper, but his overcoat shows a lot of dark color until he is groomed.

Our female is black, her mother was a Liver Parti.

The overcoat hair around her paws comes out a little lighter than her black coat, with tints on Brown.