Our Beagle World Forums banner
1 - 20 of 23 Posts

·
Banned
Joined
·
32,140 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Jersey is only two and is already starting to lose the color in her face. I love the look of the distinguished senior, but I'd really like for that to happen when she's a senior! She's only two and it seems that every day she's losing more color and getting more white around her eyes. Is it possible that her anxiety issues are causing her to prematurely lose her color? My vet just shrugged when I asked him. I'm about ready to find a new office to take her to.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14 Posts
The white that you're seeing is not due to age, it's due to her being a beagle. Some beagles gradually change colors over their lives. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,440 Posts
Moosie started to go white in his face when he was about 3, but it has been really slow progression and he still looks primarily brown four years later - but another beagle in the neighbourhood pretty much went entirely white in the face at about the same age. Neither of them seem to have white on the rest of their bodies, yet, though - just the face. Meanwhile Booker is 10 1/2 and she only has a little bit of white on her face - her eyelashes first about a year ago and then slowly now her eyebrows... but otherwise she still seems to have all of her colour.

So I think it really must depend on the beagle... hopefully Jersey will be like Moosie and just have a slow advance of white.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,646 Posts
Maggie is about 18 months and has not stopped changing color. Her black keeps getting more brown every day. I don't notice any more white on her face though.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
5,083 Posts
Abby is two also and I haven't noticed her colors changing, other than the tick marks she started developing about the time I got her.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
187 Posts
Derby is also two, and not that I've been paying much attention to it lol, but I don't think he's lost any color since we got him at approx. 8 months old. Not much white on his face.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,335 Posts
Sammy's face got noticably whiter about 3 years ago at age 7 .... but others who didn't see her very often made comments at about 4 to 5 years old .....
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
32,140 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Li'l Girl's face has been getting progressively whiter over the past 2 to 3 years. As far as we know, she's 8 or 8-1/2.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
230 Posts
For Lucy and Flora, once the black stopped turning to brown, the white started coming in on their faces. I think each one started getting white prior to turning three.

Some beagles just get gray in the face early. The face color has nothing to do with how quickly the rest of the body is aging. And of course, the beagle brain remains forever young!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
519 Posts
my Oliver will be 2 yrs in December and he too is starting to turn a lot more white in the face.
So, I'm in the same boat as you.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
32,140 Posts
Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Thank you everyone. I'm starting to feel better now. Jersey has always been a chameleon when it comes to her markings and coloring. She's been constantly changing, especially the little bit of black she's got on her back. That's stopped changing (it seems) but now her face is changing. I guess it's all just natural. I was so worried that it was her anxiety that was causing her to gray prematurely. My vet couldn't/wouldn't give me a straight answer.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
862 Posts
Boeing's coat had so much white all over (not just the face) when he was nearly four, even the vet was stumped. He didn't know what could have caused it. Then his colorings changed back some time after that. Right now at five, he's a little whiter on his face; other than that, he's still the same.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
32,140 Posts
Discussion Starter · #15 ·
Jen,

Jersey is growing up, I'm sorry to tell you. Its maturity. Trust me, when she starts "going grey" you will know the difference.

As for when, that depends on the beagles health, and its life in general. Pups that had a hard youth tend to age earlier. Murphy started to go white aroung the age of 7-8.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,440 Posts
Quote:Originally posted by Murphy & Summer's Dad:
Pups that had a hard youth tend to age earlier.
Is that true?

I really hope that isn't the reason for Moosie going grey in his face relatively young... we don't really know too much about his background before we rescued him, but obviously hope that he didn't suffer too much... but there are some signs (including that he came to the rescue without fur around his neck from being tied up too tightly for too long by an electrical cord around his neck, and with what looked like a cigarette burn on his head - and then we found out a while later that he was shot with a bb gun at some point as he has a bb pellet lodged in his flank that showed up on an x-ray...) that have always made me worry about his treatment in his prior life, and maybe his early graying is another one.

At worst, though, he is a resilient little guy... since he sure is a happy and well-adjusted beagle now!
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
32,140 Posts
Discussion Starter · #17 ·
quote:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Originally posted by Murphy & Summer's Dad:
Pups that had a hard youth tend to age earlier.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Joe, that's what I'm worried about. It's not that Jersey has had a hard youth. Quite the opposite. She's one of the most pampered pups around! I'm just concerned that her anxiety is causing her to age prematurely. Either way, there's not much I can do. The Reconcile does seem to be working to calm her down though. I guess only time will tell. Hopefully it is just her maturing.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,594 Posts
Teddy is a rescue, we suspect he is about 4 1/2 years old now. He started getting more white on his face about a year ago. He looks older than he acts!
 
G

·
My charlie is 16 months old now, since we adopted him at 14 months within 2 weeks he developed black type patches kinda by his temple area one on each side, and only one side of his nose has turned kinda white, his legs are starting to get tanned faded type pocka dots............ now in the last week his large black patch on his back, is starting to get tanned coloring through it, top of tale is also getting black through it and the tip pf tail is getting a little tan hairs through it, this is the oddest thing I've every experienced watching colors develope and change how kewl is this...hmmmmm
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
295 Posts
/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/confused.gif They change colors? /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/confused.gif

(new beagle owner)
 
1 - 20 of 23 Posts
Top