schnauzer getting light brown patches on back

by marianne
(canada)

My silver grey schnauzer is getting strange brownish patches of colored hair on the sides of his back. It feels rough, shorter then the rest of his hair. He is 7 years old and seems healthy. this started about a month ago and now is really noticible, both sides, about the size of an apple in diameter.

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Jul 08, 2019
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Brown spots
by: Anonymous

They seem temporary. Ours had them a couple years ago for maybe a few months and then they went away. I wonder if it had to do with a back injury he had, someone told me sometimes dogs hair changes color when they had some trauma or injury in that area

Jul 06, 2019
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Brown Patches
by: Anonymous

Our 2 yrs old salt and pepper Schnauzer also started developing the brown patches. They are shorter than the rest. Have anyone heard about causes and or if this is temporary?

Jun 27, 2019
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wierd brown spots on my Schnauzer
by: Jeff

My 3 year old gray and white schnauzer has just started getting the same brown patches a week ago. It looked like something had been spilt on his back. I just noticed it after he got his hair cut, but the groomer said it was there, it just started showing more after the cut. I had never seen it before. It's weird,and the hair dose seem different, like thicker or rougher. I was hoping it would grow out and go away. I'm surprised to see others with this problem.

Mar 10, 2019
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Brown patches on bavk
by: Bud

Where do I find the answer?

It's not unusual for this to happen, Linda

Nov 04, 2018
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Brown spots on back
by: Melody

My one year old salt & pepper mini schnauzer has just started getting light brown splotches on his back. I feel like they keep increasing. Anyone know what this is?

Mar 25, 2018
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Brown spots on back
by: BuddysMom

My dog also has this but also white spots, they come and go. Any idea what it is?

Feb 17, 2017
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Me too
by: Anonymous

My 1 year old schnauzer also has this

COMMENT FROM LINDA AND MAX: It is probably the 'pepper' colour in the salt and pepper coat (Schnauzers are not grey, they are salt and pepper) :)

Oct 09, 2012
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brown spot
by: Anonymous

My 4 year old mini schnauzer also has brown spots on back.

Apr 21, 2012
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Attaching a photo
by: Michele

If you have photos of your Schnauzer in your photos folder, then go to the Your Stories page on here and when you have written something then where it says Choose File. You click on that, then upload the photo, more or less the same as you would do when sending an email and attaching photos. If you want me to do it for you just tell me, with your email and I will do it for you, so here's my email.. michele.lawrence@ymail.com you can send me the photo and I will, with your permission, add it to this site..

Apr 19, 2012
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same problem...
by: Anonymous

My salt and pepper miniature schnauzer is also getting strange brownish patches of colored hair on the side. It feels rough, shorter then the rest of his hair. He is 2 years old and is healthy. this started about two weeks ago and now the small patch look as if it's spreading a little and it's really noticeable. It was about one inch in diameter. How do I attach a picture to my note? Many thanks!

Apr 12, 2012
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Light brown patches
by: Michele

If you post a photo of him, then we can see what you mean and maybe have an answer.. this may be ok but without seeing a photo it is difficult to give you an answer..

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