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I am fascinated watching Maggie's color changes. She had some big changes between 12 and about 20 weeks. Then everything slowed down and I thought she wouldn't change much more. Now at 9 months she is getting a lot more brown. Sometimes I think she actually changes in the night or between me leaving for work and coming home in the afternoon. Is there a typical age for this to stop or does it vary between dogs? I think she is pretty no matter what color but I do love the brown.
 

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I was wondering this as well. Our girls are only 9.5 weeks old and I reckon every night the tan in their hind legs comes out more and more..

Would be interesting to know when they stop changing colour.

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My time here is very limited lately & Im sad to hear about Bailys passing! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif But the question at hand is when a pup's coat markings change when they enter adulthood. Yes they do, Goober had a spot on his back that looked like a two-chamber peanut in the shell when he was a pup...but after 2 years, that marking seperated into 2 different spots! He retained a "perfect beagle" coat until he turned 10 years old. It is then when he "started showing his age" & The addition of Homer-the-Huge got him back into shape! Goober is our longest living dog in the family & the "first one that we knew his actual birthday"...Goober will be 15 on 12 april! :thumbup:
 

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Beagles coats mature to their adult markings for upto 15 months. You will notice a distinct change in the amount of tan coming through on their shoulders, back and thighs.

Beagle puppies are normally born black and white and then the tan will develop. Tan and lemons are usually born nearly all white and then the pigment starts to come stronger as they age.

Even after that they can still change after Willow had her pups she lost nearly all her black but now she is back to her original adult colours.

If you click on the www link on my profile banner it takes you to my website where there are pictures of young pups so you can see what i mean.
 

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As it was said, from puppy to mature adult there is almost constant change. Then at around a year and a half it stops and stabilizes. Then at 6 or older, the white/grey starts to show, usually starting on their face.
 

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It seems Jersey's colors have stopped changing now. She's almost 19 months old. She was born lemon and white but had developed some black in her back and at the base of her tail by the time I adopted her at 8-9 weeks old. Over the next few months she got a lot of black in those spots. At about one, the black started to fade back out and now she has very little black left in her. Sometimes I want her to go back to lemon, but then other times when I look at pictures I really liked the pattern the black made.
 

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Brandy has changed very little, but Cecil has been a rainbow. She developed a lot of beautiful brown. She has much more white than Brandy who has more black than brown and white. Cecil has more ticking..brown on the legs and black on the back and sides. Now at 17 months old she seems to be getting some black streaking type of ticking as it some of the spotted areas are becoming black. Let's see how the next month goes. I love it.
 

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Megan and Darwin reached their established markings around 1 year. Of the two, Meg was the more fascinating transformation to watch.
 

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Never had a pup but Bagel's face has been getting whiter for the last few years. I think he is just trying to look like me. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
 

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Bob, they say that we look more like our dogs the longer we have them :hi: My natural hair colour is dark brown but I've just had some golden and caremel colours put in and cut shorter and my DH remarked I look more like the dog every day, to me that is a compliment.....I think :freak:

Rosa is just starting to go grey around her eyes, i luv it coz it looks so cute and reminds me of my darling Lilly who's head was almost all grey just before she passed away.
 

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Well I think the grey/white works at least for beagles. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif Bagel sends his best to Rosabella and even Suzie Cat.
 

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When I got Shiloh, I had no idea that beagle puppies changed color as they matured. It was so surprising to watch the brown emerge, and the white marking on her head get smaller, But the biggest shock of all was when a patch of tan began to develop between her shoulder blades. It was at the spot where I put the Frontline, and I was afraid I had bleached my dog!! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/shocked.gif
 

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Quote:Originally posted by we3beagles:
Wait till they start getting grey. I love how distinguished my beagles look with their grey.
From what I've noticed, both with Booker and Moose and also with other beagles I have met, it seems like there is a lot of variation in exactly when a beagle starts to go grey. Of our pack, I would say 6 1/2 year old Moosie has the most grey - mostly in his face but I'm starting to see a few greys on his back as well. 10 year old Booker has only started to show a bit of grey on her face over the past year or so (starting with her eyelashes and eyebrows) - and her black on her back is still as dark as night. But then I've also seen 5 year old beagles who have gone completely grey in the face and on the back - so I guess they are a lot like humans in that regard!
 

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Buckley had a lovely white stripe between his eyes when we adopted him, but it faded out over the first couple of years. He started greying at about 3 years old. It was something we noticed, but were not terribly concerned about, however when we took him to the vet last week, she commented that he looks a lot older than his age (not quite 5 yet), which concerned us a bit.

I don't think he's older than they stated when we adopted him. He was said to have been 6 mos. at the time, and grew quite a bit in the first year, so that sounds right. Who knows? He's still a very handsome boy, and I still like to kiss that spot on the top of his nose!!
 

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Our Lucky, who we presume to be between 1 and 2 (the shelter did not know and this was the guess of our Vet) was all black on his back but now, over the last few weeks, has a few browns spots coming through. I find that very interesting. Maybe he's closer to one than we think seeing as most comments on here saying that the changes stop around 16 months.
 
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