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BePrepared 07-06-2014 04:16 AM

Chewie has a strip of fur that's different
He has a strip of fur down the middle of his back about 4" wide that's black, and slightly wavy. This strip also seems to stand out slightly thicker than anywhere else on his body. The rest of his fur is more sable colored, and straight.

I don't know if this is just him beginning to get his adult coat (he's 14 weeks old).

He's also half husky, so perhaps that's part of it

Pax8 07-06-2014 05:38 AM

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It's adult coat coming in. Mine had the wavy back toupee for about three or four months before the rest of his adult coat came in and it slowly straightened out.

Alice13 07-06-2014 12:58 PM

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You mean like the white patch on her back. It's normal

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my boy diesel 07-06-2014 03:42 PM

a pic would help ;)

Mister C 07-06-2014 05:57 PM


Originally Posted by Pax8 (Post 5736937)
the wavy back toupee


that's a good one!

Linus has his back toupee going on now at (nearly) 4 months old. It's really cute.

lalachka 07-06-2014 05:59 PM

Chewie has a strip of fur that's different
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I've seen this on dogs and it might not go away. One of the dogs is 5 and still has it. The other is over a year. Has soft fur everywhere else but the back has that course wavy hair

ETA both shepherds

cethlen1621 07-07-2014 04:37 AM

Our rescue has a strip of wavy coarse fur from shoulders to tail. If it's like that I looked it up and it's called a bitch stripe supposedly. It's most often found in females and neutered males from what I read.

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