|Barked: Mon Oct 25, '10 6:31pm PST |
|Huskies do tend to change colors. You've got a lot going on - "puppy coat" is lost around one year of age. The soft, fluffier coat is replaced by a stronger, silkier guard coat. Quite often it is a different color - for many breeds. I know Poodles that have changed from white to cream, or cream to apricot, an Akita who developed reddish-brown points, and many more.
The sun does play a large role. My little black Beagle cross used to turn auburn every summer from sunbathing. She would turn black again over the winter.
Dogs blowing coat will often appear lighter in color. The undercoat is what is lost during a blow, and it is usually white or cream. As it comes to the to the top of the coat, the dog looks paler. If you don't brush regularly, they may also appear striped as the undercoat starts to clump to fall out. Vance gets ridiculous stripes a month before he blows coat - I once had a child ask me why I would shave my dog like that!
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