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04-07-2014 03:03 AM
talihawk Long coat is recessive, so some times you can get long coated puppies from parents who are short or plush. While some folks aren't too picky about their breeders, others are so it can be challenging to find a breeder that meets most of one's desired qualifications. So it's a bit more complicated than just doing a google search for 'long coat gsd puppies'.
04-06-2014 11:14 PM
Chip18 OK rookie question, coming up. I want a White Boxer, I can find White Boxers, there uh White!

So if you want a long hair GSD, you can't look for a longhair GSD?? Are they like OS GSD's it just happens??
04-06-2014 10:53 PM
talihawk Thanks for the info ya'll. I appreciate it.
04-06-2014 03:53 PM
mego My dog was a fuzzball when she was super young. When she lost all her puppy coat there were a few months where she was super naked and looked like a short coat except for ear floofs, then the coat came in and now she's pretty fluffy. It took a long time for her adult coat to come in

Naked phase
04-06-2014 03:24 PM
talihawk They are very cute! Definitely can tell the differences between the pups.
04-06-2014 12:48 PM
graciesmom I've been told that at 4 or 5 weeks of age, if you hold (gently) their ears up they look like a hedgehog with the tufts around the ears and face. I don't know if this helps or not, but that's what I heard.
04-06-2014 03:06 AM
Cassidy's Mom Here's the first picture I got of Dena, she was about 4 weeks old here:

This is 6 weeks, she's the one with the multicolored rick rack:

And in the back in this shot - the green collar boy in the front was the other coatie in the litter:

The litter at 8 weeks, both coaties are on the left:

And an 8 week solo shot:

04-06-2014 01:17 AM
talihawk Awesome, thanks so much for sharing the pictures Njk ! She's adorable
04-06-2014 01:07 AM
njk I had always assumed it was the fluffy coat that was a giveaway, but my pup is now 5 months old and while not short, her coat is a lot shorter than it was as a puppy. Except the ears - the ears are still fluffy. She was so fluffy as a pup (pics below: 6-7 weeks old, then 8 weeks old) and I assumed her fur would just keep getting longer and longer but instead it got shorter lol our breeder has been in business (breeding, showing, and obedience) for 40 years so I trust her, but I did briefly wonder if we would end up with a short coat.

04-06-2014 12:41 AM
middleofnowhere sorry but none handy (moved a few months back & not yet really settled enough)
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