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Old 04-21-2011, 10:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default When do they REALLY get their adult coat?

Just curious on this, as I'm not sure.

Baxter is almost 7 months old right now, and he no longer has his puppy fuzz ( It was so cute...) obviously, but his coat also doesn't look to be very thick just yet. I'm curious if this is another phase, or if this is how he'll be? I don't mind either way, I just wasn't certain if there's more to happen coat-wise now that the fuzz is all gone.
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Just curious on this, as I'm not sure.

Baxter is almost 7 months old right now, and he no longer has his puppy fuzz ( It was so cute...) obviously, but his coat also doesn't look to be very thick just yet. I'm curious if this is another phase, or if this is how he'll be? I don't mind either way, I just wasn't certain if there's more to happen coat-wise now that the fuzz is all gone.
The adult coat comes in completely between 6-8 months of age. Usually the first coat blow and then hair growth back is what they will always look like. The first coat blow and regrowth usually adds more volume to the coat. With a coat supplement you can make your dogs coat a little thicker and softer. but its subtle differences.

Here is Loki at about 6-7 months or so I forget now.





here is 12 months

here is his winter coat at 2 years




It generally stays the same and depending on the season gets more volume or lays flat on the body in the summer to stay cool.
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Thank you. We're right in between there, and I haven't seen him truly blowing his coat just yet. Shedding more than usual, but nothing excessive.

I'm not worried about it if it isn't as thick, I was just curious.

Your pup is beautiful, by the way!
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Thank you. We're right in between there, and I haven't seen him truly blowing his coat just yet. Shedding more than usual, but nothing excessive.

I'm not worried about it if it isn't as thick, I was just curious.

Your pup is beautiful, by the way!
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Spirit is 9 months, he hasn't started shedding yet. Do some GSD's just not shed? Can a girl get that lucky?
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Spirit is 9 months, he hasn't started shedding yet. Do some GSD's just not shed? Can a girl get that lucky?
I'm joining you in the lucky corner....its okay if there are only two of us
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Wait til late spring.
I lucked out when Onyx waited almost 3 yrs before she blew coat. My dogs have been getting really thick undercoats in the past month. I dread when it starts coming out!
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Wait til late spring.
I lucked out when Onyx waited almost 3 yrs before she blew coat. My dogs have been getting really thick undercoats in the past month. I dread when it starts coming out!
Bust my bubble, onyx'girl, way to go

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I had my bubble busted too....by a furball!
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