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Old 02-20-2014, 08:20 AM
 
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I have a four-year-old (?), spoiled rotten, rescue, fox terrier.

Original color ... fairly large black and brown spots on Almost all the white is changing color in small spots to black and brown (almost gold). Is this normal? I thought that the distinguishing feature of terriers is that they were greater than 50% white.

El Nox
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Old 02-20-2014, 08:32 AM
 
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is she clipped or stripped? Clipping a wire coat will change white to more of a creamy color, black to grey and dark brown to more of a caramel color.
Also, many will continue to get more "ticking' or spots as they age
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Old 02-21-2014, 08:53 AM
 
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White dogs' fur can change to yellowing because of the coloring in dog food. If you're concerned about it, try switching to a food that has no artificial coloring.
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Old 02-21-2014, 08:16 PM
 
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White dogs' fur can change to yellowing because of the coloring in dog food. If you're concerned about it, try switching to a food that has no artificial coloring.
...and there is NO reason for artificial coloring in dogs food...dog don't care what color their kibble (or wet food is). They go for the smell and taste.
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Old 02-22-2014, 02:59 PM
 
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is she clipped or stripped?
To my knowledge, never been clipped.

Don't know what stripped is ... but it doesn't sound good.

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Also, many will continue to get more "ticking' or spots as they age
Ticking is possible ... but this color change has just occurred this winter.


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White dogs' fur can change to yellowing because of the coloring in dog food. If you're concerned about it, try switching to a food that has no artificial coloring.
I completely agree with you. The visual aesthetics are also a waste.


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...and there is NO reason for artificial coloring in dogs food...dog don't care what color their kibble (or wet food is). They go for the smell and taste.
Yep.

Thanks to y'all for the responses. It keeps ol' Dad from worrying.

El Nox
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