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Ridgeback coat getting lighter ??

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by CO2000, Jul 9, 2009.


  1. CO2000

    CO2000 PetForums Newbie

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    Ridgeback coat getting lighter

    Is this normal for Summer for this breed ?

    Her Head & legs are remaining dark but body is going very light.

    Thanks for any info, she is only 10 Months so we haven't had her through a Summer before.

    Cheers,

    Co.
     
  2. animallover111

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    Hi i dont own a Ridgeback but i do have a sharpei and his coat changes colour in the summer in goes much lighter in places not sure if this happens naturally or with the sun........its def not anything to worry about......im sure someone will be along to give better advice........i do remember a member on here who has a black dog and said his coat goes brown in the sun....:)
     
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    sequeena PetForums VIP

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    Coats do get lighter in the summer :)

    Even my hair gets lighter in summer :p
     
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    Not only does the coat go lighter,they mault like mad my dyson seems to be used none stop lately!!!:)
     
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    Oohh yeah, my wooden flooring is almost constantly black right now :p
     
  6. animallover111

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    Out of interest Sequeena do you know if its the sun the lightens dogs coats or does it actually grow lighter?? i know the sun bleaches my hair in the summer but it always grows back through darker :confused: :)
     
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    Hi. I don't know the answer, but I just wanted to say welcome to the forum and do you have any pics?
    x
     
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    sequeena PetForums VIP

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    I think it's just a temporary bleaching effect to be honest. My mum's black cats will always look brown in summer then go back to black for the rest of the year.

    Why do some black dog coats get sun burned and get a rusty color why other black coats don't? - Yahoo!7 Answers
     
  9. animallover111

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    Thanks Sequeena....its all to do with the genes.....not denim jeans we wear obviously :001_tt2: :D
     
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    sequeena PetForums VIP

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    Haha ;)

    It's all very complicated :p
     
  11. CO2000

    CO2000 PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks for all the replies, seems normal but I hadn't heard or read about it before.

    I'll try & get some Pics up of Zoe soon :)
     
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  12. Ridgielover

    Ridgielover PetForums Senior

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    She's probably just about to completely drop her puppy coat. RRs seem to come through a slightly different shade every time they moult. And spaying them seems to lighten their coat colour too.

    One of my bitches, who I called my "red puppy" when she was born, is now a light wheaten.

    Has she has a season yet?
     
  13. CO2000

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    Yes, she has had one season..

    Will be due another around Sept/Oct
     
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