In some ways he hasn't changed much in a year, his coat is a little thicker, his face seems a little more broad, his coloring seems a bit darker on his back and he's settled down quite a bit. But over all his appearance is pretty much the same. My first two Corgi pals were red headed tri's so their color and markings changed noticeably over the years. I guess Gromit's color is like his nature, "Mr. Reliable."