When asked if Muka will ever turn gray, I've been in the habit of joking that we will likely turn gray together. But now at two years old, it looks like he's going to beat me.
Recently someone commented on his gray coat, and I just dismissed it because it often looks that way in bright, reflective light.
But just when I was just looking at the color of his coat at the groomer's today, I saw two jet black minis. Seeing the first, I realized that Muka really is turning gray. And then I was totally surprised to learn that the second jet black mini was 13 years old!
So out of curiosity, I created a poll asking when your Schnauzer started turning gray. I guess the fun of having a truly back Schnauzer was short-lived for me.
I took some pictures today to try to show the difference with two years age. But because of lighting, I think they are more useful for a lesson in photographing black dogs. Perhaps I can replace them with better pictures in the future.
March 2008 after his first grooming:
March 2010 after his grooming:
Well, I see one problem. I didn't use a flash in the 2008 picture but I did for the 2010 picture, so you can't really compare them. But it shows how the flash or any lighting for that matter affects how black a dog looks.
Here's another taken at my patio window. This looks quite gray:
And here's another taken only minutes later, which looks black with highlights from the flash: