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06-28-2014 09:58 AM
lalachka It's coarse just on the back by his tail. Like maybe 10 inches. The rest is softer than my dog's.
06-27-2014 11:27 PM
my boy diesel well there is definitely different coat types
some are more plus and some are more harsh and dry feeling
06-27-2014 08:37 PM
lalachka I've never brushed my dog and he has soft hair. My friend brushes her every week or more, furminates it too and has the coarse hair. Actually, it was noticeable when he was a pup.

Op, if this is what you mean, wiry hair that might curl a little - I don't think it's a big deal
06-27-2014 03:21 PM
my boy diesel probably a result of not brushing regularly
show dogs dont just get to looking that way because their hair naturally does that
it takes regular daily brushing to keep some of those coats looking soft back there
it is normally wiry to help protect the dog
soft fur does not do a lot to protect it
06-27-2014 03:21 PM
spacenuts I think she is referring to the very end of the dog's back, right where the tail begins. Not the furry pants part around the butt and hind legs.

My dog's hair there is never soft, very coarse and he almost squiggles you when scratch him there.
06-27-2014 03:20 PM
lalachka I've seen this on a few dogs. It's like really coarse, almost wire and sometimes wavy hair. Not sure why but know two gsds with it
06-27-2014 03:15 PM
my boy diesel i think what you are describing is how gsds normally look

almost like they are wearing pants
see the hind legs on these dogs
06-27-2014 03:10 PM
lauren43 My chi is similar. Down by the base of his tail his fur is coarse and never soft, though I wouldn't describe it as longer than the rest if his's odd that's for sure.

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06-27-2014 03:08 PM
spacenuts My dog has the exact same thing. There is mild white flaking in that area as well. I'd love to know why he has this too. I'm guessing it's diet related.
06-27-2014 01:28 PM
Kaina It is difficult to get a picture to show it. The spot that has the coarse hair is at the end of her back, above her hind legs. It is a different texture than the rest of her body (more coarse).
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