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Hi everyone. I know that brown spots on the Maltie's skin has been talked about before...but I have a different question. My Mikey has the brown spots also...little ones on his belly and nose, but big ones on his back. The big ones on his back make the fur look brown also. I can't really tell if the fur is brown there (it looks a little tan near the skin) or if the brown on the skin is showing through. But, it's really noticable and makes him look like he has dirty spots. All the spots are very noticable when he is wet, but the big ones on his back are noticable all the time. I'm wondering if anyone else's baby is the same way?
 

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Sisse has a few of those big brown patches as well, one on her ear up by her head and another just by her neck/back area. The fur on her ear looks a bit "tannish" to me, but the other fur is pure white. She developed them the more she was exposed to sunlight. I think someone said as their coat changes at about 9 months or so the tan (fur) goes away, I don't know if that is correct or not though. Since Sisse was from a "hobby" breeder, I take all "imperfections" with a grain of salt, as long as she stays healthy we are thrilled with her. I wouldn't worry about it if I were you unless you were planning on having Mikey shown.
 

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Jack had grayish/brown patches on his back since he was born. He is now 13 months and about 4 months ago, the fur on top of the patches turned tan. It seemed like it was overnight. It's not noticeable very much and I am not showing him so it really doesn't matter to me.
 

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Thanks for your replies.
I'm not showing him either...I was just curious if anyone else had this on their baby too. He's beautiful anyways and I love him!
 

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Originally posted by Sisses Momma@Apr 25 2005, 12:38 PM
Sisse has a few of those big brown patches as well, one on her ear up by her head and another just by her neck/back area.  The fur on her ear looks a bit "tannish" to me, but the other fur is pure white.  She developed them the more she was exposed to sunlight.  I think someone said as their coat changes at about 9 months or so the tan (fur) goes away, I don't know if that is correct or not though.  Since Sisse was from a "hobby" breeder, I take all "imperfections" with a grain of salt, as long as she stays healthy we are thrilled with her.  I wouldn't worry about it if I were you unless you were planning on having Mikey shown.
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Hello my furbaby also has brown spots on his back, they arent noticeable unless he is being bathed. I am assuming by everyones response that this is normal among Maltese is this correct? What is the actual cause of this?
 

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It's just a pigment thing, yes, it's normal. Sisse's really show up after she's wet!! The spot on her ear can be seen if you look close enough when she is dry, as I said above, they have gotten darker the more time she spends in the sun!! She has a "checkered" past to start with, and her skin is just showing that!! LOL
 

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Hi guys, Summer also is getting some dark spots on her she has two like dipples right where her ears meet the top of her head and one small one on her back you can hardly see them, still pretty light. Glad to know she's normal lol
 

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Oh yes,Harley is full of brown spots. I was really concerned but now I see it's normal. I can see it under his hair but the average person couldn't.His hair is still pure white on top.But his body underneath is another story. He has spent alot of time outside latley-I think that is why.
 

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Paris has quite a few large dark spots on her back and smaller, freckle like spots on her tummy. I freaked out the first time I saw one on her back while bathing her. I thought she had a big bruise!
 

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Alex has a lot on his back but they don't show through the fur. You really can see them when wet. Lately they are not as dark as last year. He does not have any on his belly. The ones on top of his ears show a little through the hair. Vet said it's skin pigmentation.
 
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