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    Default Black lab sprouting white hairs.

    I know I have read other post on this subject but the other night I noticed Willow has grown a few white hairs on top of her head. Im pretty sure I would have noticed these before where she is black the white stands out pretty good. Its not much just 5 or so.

    Shes just about 2 now.

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    Default Re: Black lab sprouting white hairs.

    Diesel also has white hairs. He has a few just under his bottom lip (you see them just very faint) and he also has small white patches on all four feet between his pads.
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    I have seen many pedigreed black labs with white hair on their toes, a few small white spots on their chests. HK has two areas, about 4-5 hairs each, that are white between her right eye and ear flap.
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    Mambo has them two and he will be 2 in March. He now looks like Rome and Romey. All black with white hairs here and there.

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    I believe the stray white hairs that suddenly appear are often due to "trama" or scarring on the skin below. Poor Darwin has quite a few white hairs on his head and neck from being tugged on by the naughty youngsters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JacksAndLabs
    I believe the stray white hairs that suddenly appear are often due to "trama" or scarring on the skin below. Poor Darwin has quite a few white hairs on his head and neck from being tugged on by the naughty youngsters.
    Spots where HK has white hairs were bald at one point, probably due to a trauma discussed long ago. Vet said at the time, her fur would probably grow back but may be white from the trauma. I guess that supports your theory.
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    Default Re: Black lab sprouting white hairs.

    to the best of my knoladge Wilow has never had any trama to this area or anyware that i am aware of ..then again it is her head and who knows what she bumps into outside :-\

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    Default Re: Black lab sprouting white hairs.

    Saska is two and a half and she has several white hairs also

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    Default Re: Black lab sprouting white hairs.

    I didn't realise that the white hairs that pop up randomly could be caused from trauma, that would explain KCs "white patches" having been run over by a quad bike on the beach, had barbed wire stuck in her leg, swallowed a drawing pin amongst other things - she should be an albino by now? ;D
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