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Old 04-09-2014, 05:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Is our little guy a coatie??

I was convinced he was a coatie when we got him (breeder said he didn't think so, that he just had longer/fluffier puppy hair because it had been the coldest winter in 25 years). People here also thought he was a coatie.

A couple of weeks ago we saw a long coat WGSL German Shepherd who was, no joke, the most beautiful GSD I have ever seen. Just stunning and probably what some people would call a plush, as he didn't really have flowing long hair, just longer hair. My husband then became obsessed with wanting Hans to have a mane like a lion.

But the older he gets I am not 100% sure anymore that he's a coatie. His dog walker has another GSD puppy client, a coatie and she and Hans look very, ver different at this point. Any thoughts based on the pics?

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Old 04-09-2014, 05:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sorry, don't think he's a coatie. Normally a coatie will at least have noticeable extra ear, paw, chest fluff.

I've got a coatie. These are pictures of him at 8 weeks, 3 months, and 9 months. Even at the awkward stage, he still had the extra floofs around his ears and chest.

You still have a gorgeous pup there, love that handsome face!
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Old 04-09-2014, 05:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would say no. Mine always had the extra ear and toe floofs

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Old 04-09-2014, 05:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah, I am having doubts too.

He still has floofy hair BEHIND his ears (like at the base where they meet the head) but none of the sort of side growing floofs that I see in the female coatie that he's friends with.
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I agree with the others, doesn't look like a coatie to me. He is absolutely adorable though!!
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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pax8 that first pic of your puppy wearing the batman outfit is perfect! he's got juuuust the right face to match.

anitram I don't know enough about coats to offer an opinion but I have to say his pigmentation is gorgeous
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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pax8 that first pic of your puppy wearing the batman outfit is perfect! he's got juuuust the right face to match.
Haha, thanks! He was sort of the unofficial mascot for a game store opening the day he wore it, so he got to meet lots of people and get lots of treats. That's why he's got such a happy face in that picture!
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Old 04-09-2014, 07:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
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anitram I don't know enough about coats to offer an opinion but I have to say his pigmentation is gorgeous
Thank you! Both of his parents had great pigmentation, and I have a feeling he'll have a similar overall pigmentation to his dam. She is super red/black.
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:17 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Nope not a coatie but SUPER ADORABLE!!!!
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Old 04-10-2014, 01:12 AM   #10 (permalink)
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My puppie had the same look but as he's grown he's more plush. Definitely not a coated GSD but not stock coat either. Long hair but not super long.

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