Hi everyone! After many years of wanting a basset, our family has finally decided the time is right and we have just adopted a beautiful little girl who will be coming home next week. While we were busy puppy-proofing our home, an interesting question came up that I cannot seem to find the answer to. I am hoping that someone who has experience with bassets may be able to help. She is a tri-color, and we were discussing what she may look like as an adult. Do their markings/ coloring change as they get older? I think she will eventually look just like her Dad, losing some of her mostly black body to tan and the white portion spreading. Does this generally change or will her current markings just get bigger as she grows? One of the reasons I ask is that her ears are mostly black on the outside, but are tipped with brown, however underneath they are all brown. I realize alot is left to genetics, and no one can be certain, but I thought someone here may have encountered this before. She is currently 7 weeks old. Thanks so much, your forum has been helpful and I'm sure will provide many answers for us in the future.