Through the Years- Arctic
Arctic wolves and high content arctic wolfdogs are born a charcoal coloration and spend the next few months phasing to white.
High content arctic wolfdog at 2 weeks old has the charcoal body with a lighter colored head.
The same puppy on the Left at 3 weeks old. His brother on the right is a piebald coloration due to severe in-breeding of the line. Their mother and father were siblings. In some cases years of line breeding can lead to variations in the color of puppies.
At 4 weeks the charcoal color is lightening up and he has grown long white guard hairs.
At 7 Weeks the charcoal color has diminish further
By his 8th week only the tip of his tail and his muzzle retain any dark coloration.
At 9 weeks even the muzzle is beginning to fade
By 6 months he has turned a creamy white color and he has a thick winter coat coming in
At 1 year his legs have grown a bit and his winter coat is in thick. Notice there is still a tinge of dark tipped guard hairs on his back.
At 2 Years his coat is a creamy/white color with black tipped guard hairs on his saddle
At 3 Years he is a solid creamy/white color
At 4 Years old the creaminess has faded to white
Not much has changed at 8 years old
or by age 10