|So comfy in my bed|
Now look at this picture of Mushroom, taken around Christmas. Notice any differences?
|So comfy in my sunbeam|
If you answered "She's going grey", you're right. But how can this be? We were told that she was only about a year old when we adopted her.
We did some Googling and found that muzzle greying is not a reliable way of telling a dog's age. Just like people, dogs can go grey earlier due to a combination of stress (*cough* Badger) and genetics. A better indicator is whether a dog's bottom row of teeth are jagged or smooth. Jagged would indicate a younger dog, while an older dog's teeth would have smoothed out. We weren't able to get a good look at her teeth, though, because she kept trying to give kisses. Mushroom already has a vet appointment this week, so while we're there, we'll also ask them to reevaluate her age.
Has your dog started to go grey? If so, at what age?