I have noticed for a while now especially when he is outside that Iggy is getting light patches of brownish colored fur on his hindquarters. It starts maybe where his ribs end and go towards his back end. For those who don't know, he is a black pug. Just wondering if maybe he is shedding this part or will this spread to other parts of his body or what?
The same thing is happening to Nano! It looks almost like he's turning brindle the older he gets! It's just his head left that is all black. I'm not sure if it's normal or not, or if it will stay. Do you have any pictures? I'm trying to get some of Nano to upload, i'll let you know if I have any luck :)
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I think it may be pretty hard to get a pic of it but I will try tomorrow when I take him out. You got it right though, it's almost that brindle color. He's only 10 1/2 months old so I'm hoping it doesn't get worse, I like him being all black ;)
It's not just like faded, or dead fur that he's getting ready to shed?
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Gracie has fawn 'roots' on her hind quarters and neck. Her black pug disguise is wearing off..time for a trip to the salon :D
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Wonka (our black pug) has an area on his shoulders that gets a bit brownish - sometimes more than others. You can try giving your pug a thorough combing, sometimes the brown is just old fur, ready to shed. Sometimes it's faded from the sun. Sometimes it's hereditory.... Wonka's birth mother was a fawn and we think that might be where he got his rusty-brown shoulders. I've also heard that diet can play a big part in color as well.... kelp will apparently help make a black pug more richly black. Our pugs get some powdered kelp supplement diet regularly as part of their diet, but I don't know if it's enough to affect coat color. Maybe someone else knows a safe Kelp dosage for shiny black coats?
Might be shedding.....it's time!
When blacks are in the sun too much, it can happen.
People that own blacks say that it has something to do with diet a bit too..but heredity plays an important part too!
Dunkin always gets a little brownish this time of year, it seems like its just old coat that he is shedding off, This is caused because one of the parents was fawn. I think Dunk looks handsome with his little brown hindquarters.
Eddies black fur is quite brownish red all along the sides of him. More noticeable in the sun than in the house. Humans pay big bucks to get this kind of highlighting. I consider him lucky.