COLOUR CHANGE - DILUTE CHOCOLATE SABLE
At two months of age, Josie Hope's coat was a medium chocolatey colour with plenty of white. By 5 months, the coloured portions of the coat had
softened to rich caramel with grey-brown fringes. The closeup photo of her face shows a rosy-beige nose with a distinct lavender hue paired
with pale amber straw-coloured eyes. Her eye rims, lips and pawpads are the same rosy beige as her nose. Josie Hope is a dilute chocolate Sable.
COLOUR CHANGE - SILVER PARTICOLOUR
Bonnie, from the land down under, went through quite a dramtic colour change in her first two years of life. She started
out a very typical black and white particolour. As time went by, the black began to lighten to become a lovely shade of
medium/dark silver. At 2 years old Bonnie has very little residual black left in her coat.
COLOUR CHANGE - TRICOLOUR (Black,Tan & White)
When she was three months old, Gaia had some very intence tan points with full leggings in deep reddish gold. By six months, the tan
points in her face has softened to a slightly ligher shade while her leggings remained deeply coloured. At one year of age, face and body
points have softened even more, but there remains an eye catching fringe of deep gold at the edge of her chin and gold slippers on her feet.
COLOUR CHANGE - CHOCOLATE SILVER (with mask)
Baby Mimi was a rich chocolate brown. Very quickly though, her coat started changing, getting progressively lighter and lighter.
At 18 months of age, the chocolate colour has silvered significantly to a pale silvery bronze. Something unusual about Mimi is that
she has retained darker colouring on her face and head. While a mask is not readily evident on a solid dog (ie:chocolate mask on a
chocolate puppy), it becomes more obvious in a Havanese like Mimi where the body colour silvers but the mask area stays darker.
COLOUR CHANGE - CHOCOLATE SABLE
Yogi started out a very dark Coca Cola brown. After just a few weeks, his undercoat started coming in a light creamy colour highlighting
his dark tipping. Very soon, it became obvious that Yogi was not the same as his other sable siblings when his pigment developped in a
liver brown to go with his bittersweet chocolate tipping. Yogi is a Chocolate Sable. Watch his colour progression in the collage above.
COLOUR CHANGE - RED SABLE
Fabienne Ernst of Begium sent in these pictures of a deep red sable Havanese. Oilily was born a very dark red sable similar to the
colour of an Irish Setter. Between 3 to 6 months of age, her baby coat went through a softer reddish gold phase before deepening again.
As an adult, Oilily's coat is a rich mahogany red. Some think she is chocolate which she is not. Her pigment is black.
COLOUR CHANGE - TRICOLOUR (Creeping Tan)
Thank you to Diane Schweiger for sending in these photos which may be an unusual Black/Tan variation that is sometimes known
as Creeping Tan in other breeds. Dogs with this variation typically display the traditional point pattern as newborns, but the tan
gradually expands or "creeps" as the dark coat retreats, similar to the development of the saddle tan variation but to a lesser degree.
This is Izzie. Along with the brilliant blossom of colour on her face, Izzie's ears are also lined in gold! Her family loves her tricolor-ness!