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Pepper is starting to lose her puppy coat and her coarse coat is starting to come through. At present she is a dark Cairn but her new rough coat seems to be coming in pure white. She has a white ring around her tail and her front paws are quite white also. Her back has scattered white hairs. :huh:

I think it looks good, :thumbsup: but I know it's not part of the Breed standard (Which doesn't bother me in the slightest). Anyone else have white patches or all white Cairns?

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My breeder originally thought Hannah was a cream brindle, which can go lighter or darker. Before we brought her home, another breeder friend of his took a look at her and thought she was a silver brindle. She was black as a pup w/ some highlights. Here's a picture of her during the summer at 1 yr.


I have since used the Mars King Coat on her to strip the dead hair, and her back is coming in jet black but still has some light on her sides. This little cutie could turn purple and I'd still love her just as much. :P

<img src=&quot;http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/maiwag/terriersiggy.jpg" border="0" class="linked-sig-image" />

Beth, mom to Ninja (5), Hannah (7), Abbey (7 1/2), Kiara (10)

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Guest rottndobie

That could be light gray hairs or very light blond ones. When I rescued Shadow he was mostly black but with a gray topknot. Now there are gray hairs throughout the front 1/2 of his body. I'm wondering if they will eventually go thruout.

Here is a picture on the day I got him:


And here is a fairly recent picture


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Have had another close look at Pepper to investigate her coat further. The hairs on her tail are definitely pure white. Looks strange having a dark dog with a white ring on her tail. I think she looks great. :thumbsup:

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