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Does a puppies fur darken or lighten with age?

We just got two puppies and one has real blonde fur and the other is real light golden. I love their fur color and don't want it to change to red.
Do they stay the same color when they're grown?
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It darkens, often a lot, sometimes a little... the darker middle down the back, the tail, and the ears are often adult color in a puppy
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Typically "they" say that they will end up the color of their ears. I've found that sometimes it could be a little darker...but sometimes a little lighter than that though. But I think that gives you a pretty good idea.
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Tucker used to be pretty white, now he's much darker...


He was light blonde


Now he's Golden

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From what I've seen - most darken up as they mature into adulthood.
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It darkens, often a lot, sometimes a little... the darker middle down the back, the tail, and the ears are often adult color in a puppy
I'm glad this was brought up. Chase has developed a dark brown stripe down his back, from his shoulders to his tail. Looks like he's going to end up kind of walnut colored.
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Ozzy darkened so much it really surprised me. I was expecting him to be somewhere on the light side of medium.






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Benji is getting darker all the time. He is now 5 months old. I have also heard that they got the same colour as their ears.

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