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meldy 03-05-2014 04:45 PM

Short haired?
 
Is there a short haired GSD? What is this coat??

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dogfaeries 03-05-2014 07:30 PM

The very short, tight coat is referred to as a "mole" coat.

meldy 03-06-2014 09:18 AM

Thank you =) Ive seen it on a few dogs (online) and was wondering what it was all about.

Castlemaid 03-06-2014 11:24 AM

That is actually a normal coat that you linked - the mole coat almost looks as short as a Sharpei coat. I've only seen one GSD with a mole coat, it was a BYB type rescue dog.

meldy 03-06-2014 11:52 AM

How come it looks so short as compared to most, if not all, GSD's?
I don't want to use 'shaggy' but they have more of a wolf type coat. Lots of thick layers (I really want to say a GSD coat lol but that would defeat the analogy altogether)

At first I thought maybe it was a summer type coat, after a shed, but Ive had a GSD (and a few crosses) and have seen them lots and they always seem to maintain the longer hair along the bottom of their body regardless of how much they lose anywhere else.
That dog doesn't really even have that?

It looks almost like a dutch shepherd type coat? (it's not, I understand that, but it looks very similar to me)

Castlemaid 03-06-2014 12:33 PM

I've seen lots of GSDs with a short summer coat like that. Many GSDs have a plush coat, which is probably what you are thinking of. Gryffon is a plush - LOVE his fluffly butt!

Castlemaid 03-06-2014 12:39 PM

Here's an old thread with a discussion of coat types - the dog pictured in your first post, meldy, has an undercoat, so it is not a mole coat.

meldy 03-06-2014 12:43 PM

I love the fluffy too!! :wub:

Just hadn't seen the non-fluffy version until yesterday and it threw me off a little.

carmspack 03-06-2014 12:45 PM

that is NOT a mole coat.
A Good , normal , coat with grooming , undercoat taken out .

Castlemaid 03-06-2014 02:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Castlemaid (Post 5145689)
Here's an old thread with a discussion of coat types - the dog pictured in your first post, meldy, has an undercoat, so it is not a mole coat.

Whoops! Forgot to past the link (and a bonus one too).

http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...mole-coat.html

http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...t-lengths.html


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