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When did your Beag start to lose their color?

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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.
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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.
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.

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.
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.
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