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Do brindle poodles fade? I was wondering if silver brindles fade to all silver with age. What about other fading colors of poodles that are brindle?
 

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Interesting, I had a look into this. From what I have seen brindles don’t fade. Silver brindles still have brindle markings even when they have cleared. Brindle markings are less prominent when the coat is longer and more prominent when short.
 

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I am also wondering about this - we would like to get a brindle and love the striped look. But I suspect that as the dog gets older, the darker stripes would fade in the same way that a solid dark coat tends to. Eventually the stripes would be much less distinct. Is there anyone out there who's got a brindle over the age of 4 or 5 that could comment?
 

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Brindles fade. A black brindle fades to blue, a silver brindle would likely fade to a light silver. They're striking, and brindle naturally occurs in poodles, but I don't know of a reputable breeder who is pursuing this coloring.
 

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That hasn't been my experience, Coconut. I rescued a brindle years ago. By age 4 he was blue. This seems to be the common experience.
 

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Liz - do you happen to have any pictures from when your brindle was young and then once he had faded?
 

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Beautiful dog, Summer. I hadn't realized that someone asked for photos earlier, and they may not be around anymore, but I think your photo nicely demonstrates the color change brindles go through.
 

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I love brindles and enjoy their puppy patterns, but they do change quite a bit. This is my brindle who will be 5 in February. (First pic is 16 weeks). Still Beautiful. :) View attachment 472400

That is a stunning transformation. I love the look of the pup but what a GORGEOUS adult! I love the silver anyway.
 

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brindle is one of my favorite patterns, makes me a little sad that it will fade.
 
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