Do their spots change color/fade as they get older?

by Carlos
(Montreal)

I've noticed in some pictures of newborn pyrs that they have very dark spots, almost black. However when I look at pictures of older pyrs their spots are always a light grey. Do the spots get lighger as they grow up?

Thanks!

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Oct 12, 2015
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Spots
by: Donna

The Pyrenees can be all white or have wolf grey or badger markings. Some puppies from the litter should be coloured and it is very hard to tell which pups will turn all white and which will keep their masks and markings. Usually the markings on the body will disappear except for maybe in the summer when the Pyr sheds out.

Litters that are born all white are possibly severely (from what I have read) line-bred and you should be very cautious moving forward.

Oct 14, 2015
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leaperd don't change spots but..
by: Ed A from NJ

Yes Pyrenees can lighten with age but most don't have black spots. If you get one you may want to count on the color staying. Also black and white is not acceptable in a show ring but still love able at home. Remember every dog is not show quality nor does it need to be to be loved.

Oct 21, 2015
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YES!
by: Heather

When my pyr was a younger puppy (she's still a puppy!), she had darker, badger colored markings. As she has gotten older, her badger markings have lightened to tan markings, and they seem to be getting lighter over time. At the same time, she is also developing more tan markings as she gets bigger going down her back. She is absolutely beautiful, and yes, is getting lighter as she grows up! (16 weeks right now!) :)

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