I lost my puppy vet...can't get the on-line question/answer part to work.
I am asking if a puppy (8 weeks) can change most of its highlighted color in 3 weeks?
The puppy I saw in the puppy place "gallery" at 8 weeks he had darkly marked areas on his apricot coat...especially on tail and feet...pronounced very dark. He had wisps of dark in his ears
The puppy was unable to travel on scheduled dates 3 times because he didn't weigh enough and then he developed a "small cough" which of course was treated with antibiotics.
We are talking 3 weeks...
they sent me "new" pictures of the puppy 2 days before I was to get him, today.
In these pictures he does not look at all like the puppy I bought from gallery picture.
This puppy has none of the dark markings...a little dark wisp on tail.
I know puppies can change color but I thought it was around 6 months to a year.
I am wondering if a puppy could change markings, so drastically, in 3 weeks?
(I have had 5 people look at the pictures and they all think it is a different puppy.)
The puppy place first said the dark accent marks were caused because he had just "had a bath." (He looked dry to me...no signs of dampness...dry.)
When I questioned them...they then told me of puppies changing color...I feel this
is convenient for them. They did NOT mention this when I purchased puppy and
I gushed over him and his markings.
I canceled this puppy. They want a "fee" for the breeder for all the "trouble" she went through...vet (which he should have seen anyway) booking flights...they were the ones who canceled flights and delivery because of weight...I agree...puppy needed to be healthy.
I really questioned the dramatic change in puppy markings and color plus the fee to breeder..I spent a great deal of money on this puppy, more than I can afford, and spent another great deal getting all the things required as puppy place told me plus extras for puppy.
The puppy is a male Morkie.
Thank you for your help.
P.S. I checked this puppy place out well...7 telephone calls...BBB gave a good rating...
I have to decide if they are telling me the truth and I want to try for another puppy.
If a puppy color and markings can change dramatically in 3 weeks, I think I better try another place...and get my money back...but are very hard to find a reputable place.
(Yes, I have tried all the Rescue and Shelters...live in small town.) Even Rescue site. But do not have puppy I want...those pictures kill me.)
They have worked on me hard to try for another puppy. I want to give them another chance and find puppy that has such a large variation in color it so it couldn't possibly change with in 3 weeks.
SO...can a puppy's color and markings change dramatically within 3 weeks?