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Ive just found two long black hairs on my golden retriever.

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RudeElf Tue 08-Mar-16 11:16:06

He is 5.5 and over his entire life of grooming him and sharing a sofa with him i have never ever found any black hairs. He is a really light golden. Almost white. These are two single black hairs about 10 inches away from each other. At first i though they were cat hairs caught in his fur but no, they are attached to his skin. Is this like the dog equivalent of going grey? confused

LilCamper Tue 08-Mar-16 12:52:10

Nope, probably just a throwback to the mix of breeds used to create the Golden Retriever. They have black Flat Coats in their ancestry somewhere.

My black Lab has the odd white hair which is a throwback from when the breed standard had white stars on their chests and white tips of their tails.

RhodaBull Tue 08-Mar-16 12:54:58

Mine has two "rogue" black hairs too! I saw that this was a no-no for top breeding (who cares!) but I guess breeders could just pluck them out.

Perhaps our grs are related, RudeElf!

MajesticWhine Tue 08-Mar-16 12:56:10

He's been cheating on you. Have you confronted him? Maybe check his phone messages first.

Owllady Tue 08-Mar-16 12:59:08

This has tickled me grin I don't know why!

FrankUnderwoodsWife Tue 08-Mar-16 13:04:16

What a dog. LTB! He is cheating on you..... grin

This is the best thing I've read this week.

Owllady Tue 08-Mar-16 13:07:20

I wouldn't normally suggest this, but have you checked his phone?

elQuintoConyo Tue 08-Mar-16 13:07:34

Has he been humping the neighbour's boarder collie?



RhodaBull Tue 08-Mar-16 13:07:43

My dog would never cheat... (At least not since his bits & pieces were chopped off...)

logfiresspit Tue 08-Mar-16 13:48:10

I very occasionally find super-long hairs on me - arm hairs that have just grown and grown (longest prob 6 inches). What am I descended from??

MargotLovedTom Tue 08-Mar-16 13:51:40

I've noticed black hairs on my GR too. He's nearly 11 so did wonder if it's a sort of reverse greying wink.

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Tue 08-Mar-16 14:00:41

Logfire a yeti? I get the same on my left eyebrow, 2 that are really long & an almost translucent white which makes them pretty much invisible until they reach a certain length.

RudeElf Tue 08-Mar-16 14:09:21

Loving these responses! grin he definitely never cheated on me. He has eyes only for me!

logfiresspit Tue 08-Mar-16 14:16:50

ah yes, that sounds about right. Happy to own my yeti elements.

Hoppinggreen Tue 08-Mar-16 14:23:49

rushes downstairs to thoroughly check GR for errant dark hairs!!!!

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Tue 08-Mar-16 15:17:07

We can be of yeti descent together wink

MackerelOfFact Tue 08-Mar-16 15:29:59

My yellow lab had a few black hairs and my black lab has some yellow ones! I think it's just throwback genes.

As a very pale-skinned, straight-haired person I actually have a few rogue Afro-type hairs that I find and pluck out sometimes. I like to think that somewhere down the line I have an exotic heritage.

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