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    hi everybody what a lovely forum.

    Jemma is 8 1/2 years young and hope she is still with me for another 10 years.

    The issue: Jemma is a chocolate Lab but over the past year only her head and legs are choc her body now looks like a golden lab !!!

    Poor thing is feeling a bit embarassed as fellow dog walkers ask 'what kind of a dog is this ? She is pure bred and pedigreed.

    Could it be a lack of vitamins or minerals ? Cheers Christine

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    Is she out in the sun a lot? They can bleach out.
    Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.

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    Welcome!
    I have no idea about the colour change but could it be age (going lighter rather than grey?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarveysMum View Post
    Welcome!
    I have no idea about the colour change but could it be age (going lighter rather than grey?)
    Would that I had gone blonde instead of grey! That would be great!
    Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.

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    My lab's mum had lighter patches, I think she was around 10 years old (but had had a few litters, which had aged her), but the dad was pretty young. I *think* chocolate labs tend to lighten a bit in age, it might be a bit like going grey? Human hair can change colour with a change in diet and water quality! When I moved away to university, my hair colour went a lot darker (I have brown hair) because the balance in minerals in the water was different, and it might be because I was drinking more ale (which is high in vitamin B12)

    Obviously this is humans I'm talking about, but it might be a possibility for dogs too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBrownDog View Post
    Would that I had gone blonde instead of grey! That would be great!
    Same here Sharon! I just paid a small fortune at the salon today to restore my 'mature blonds' back to thier natural brown colour

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