Bodger is definitely fading he was black but he has very reddish brown endings to his fur really noticeable when the sun is on him. When he comes up against a black dog he looks more brown than black. He also has white hairs appearing although you only really notice them when you run your hand through his fur against the way it naturally lays. He is 91/2 months old. His mum was cream and his dad black with a brown background.