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Old 21-09-2009, 09:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Been having a slobbery cuddle with Jet this evening when I noticed a few grey hairs have appeared on his muzzle. He's 3 1/2 and my darling baby boy ops: I know he's not a puppy and in dog terms he's a fully fledged adult, but I just wondered what the average age is for a lab to start going grey.

In my eyes he's still a young dog and it seems far too early and brings sobering thoughts of just how short a time they spend with us :cry:
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Coal has a few silver hairs around his muzzle and is 3
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Mambo is 5 and has grey hairs under her chin!

I am XX and have lots of grey hairs :lol: :lol:
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Fudge started to go grey at 3years old. He's got a grey beard now and has got one or two stray greys in his eyebrows.
He's becoming a distinguished gent now a bit like George Clooney
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I didn;t notice my late girl going grey til she was 5..but she had been going grey on her muzzle for a good year beofre that. it was only when i was looking back through pics that i noticed it.
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It seems to vary an awful lot. My childhood lab (fox red) had quite a grey muzzle at 5 yet my neighbour's black lab who is 10.5 has barely any grey at all, just two or three on her chest. I've attached a picture below. The photo was taken last year but she still hasn't changed.

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Harvey is 5 in November and has a few grey hairs just under his chin. You can see them when he looks at you. Charlie is 5 in January and only has 1 or 2 if you really look
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Twix is 14 and started going grey when she was about 10, even now she is only noticeably grey around her chin, nowhere else :?

I am sure it is hereditary like balding, some go grey all over young, I have met dogs much younger that Twix who are also chocolate who are much, much greyer that her :?

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Jess has started going grey on her chin but only a few strands. At first Ithought it was dribble :lol: :roll:
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Rosie got the pet name "grey beard" when she was 2 years old.
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