Do Goldendoodles Change Color?

Most pet owners have a question; Do Goldendoodles change color?

The answer is yes!

90% of Goldendoodles change color as they grow. Most of the Goldendoodle’s coat color will change from dark to slightly lighter when they pass puppyhood and it’s extremely natural.

Goldendoodle puppies will generally be a different color than the adult dog. Medications, sunlight, nutritional status, and skin conditions can all be factors that change the color of your Goldendoodle dog’s coat. It may be that your puppies had different nutritional backgrounds and when they were reunited, their nutritional and environmental influences coincided. The color of the coat can change without any medical condition or skin diseases.

If there is no irritation, redness, or undesirable odors, there is nothing to worry about if you find any of these symptoms kindly contact your veterinarian.

Some Other Reasons Why Goldendoodle Change Color

1. Loss of Pigmentation

Sometimes color changes in Goldendoodle are due to loss of pigmentation. This loss of pigmentation in the dog’s coat occurs because pigment requires a large amount of energy to produce and the body concentrates on meeting other more important needs.

2. Stains

Sometimes the color changes occur only in the fur on the Goldendoodle’s face. This is mostly seen in dogs with candid white coats that reach pink, red, or brown colors around the eyes and mouth area. In this case, the colors are actually stains that come from the dog’s saliva and tears.

3. Hormonal Causes

Changes in the color and texture of a Goldendoodle’s fur can be an indication of hormonal problems. Hypothyroidism, a medical condition in which the dog’s thyroid levels are low, causes various changes to the coat and a change in pigmentation may be one of them.

4. Skin Injury

In any case, your Goldendoodle’s skin was injured, so it’s normal for the new coat that grows normally to be darker in color. This is called hyperpigmentation and occurs because cells that contain melanin rush to the injured area to heal it. As a result, the new fur becomes darker than the normal color.

5. Vitiligo

If you notice any white patches on your Goldendoodle’s face or all over the body, then it could be vitiligo. Vitiligo occurs when melanocytes, cells that contain melanin, die. They die due to many reasons such as immune system problems and genetic factors.

If you notice the color change in your Goldendoodle’s coat, watch it closely. Sometimes it is totally safe and normal, as aging can also change the color of the coat. But the change in coat color can also be an indication of some serious medical problems. Therefore, you should always consult a veterinarian if you notice a drastic change in your dog’s coat color.