We’ve been taking a lot of pictures of the dogs recently. And I mean .. a lot! I’m sure my dogs go into hiding every time I take the camera out now. Looking back over recent photos I noticed that our dog’s nose is turning lighter. A few people mentioned that it may be as she’s getting older, but as she’s only 7 I don’t like to look at her as an “old girl” :). Hopefully she’s got plenty of years in her yet!
Reasons for a dog's nose turning lighter:
So I chose to ignore the “old girl” comments for now and find out some of the other reasons that dog’s noses can turn a different shade. Here’s a list of the most common reasons for a dog’s nose turning lighter.
Winter what? Apparently colder weather can actually cause a dog’s nose to get lighter. Looks like our noses turn red, but a dog’s nose can turn white. Who knew?.. As the colder weather passes and it turns warmer, their noses go back to their original colour.
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I’m guessing Simba’s change in nose colour is to do with the seasonal change. However, Golden Retrievers are known for their nose colours to turn lighter as they get older, so it may be the “Golden” in her kicking in. Either way, her nose is continuing to do it’s job of sniffing out treats and food on a daily basis! 🙂