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03-06-2014 02:02 PM
Castlemaid
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Here's an old thread with a discussion of coat types - the dog pictured in your first post, meldy, has an undercoat, so it is not a mole coat.
Whoops! Forgot to past the link (and a bonus one too).

http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...mole-coat.html

http://www.germanshepherds.com/forum...t-lengths.html
03-06-2014 12:45 PM
carmspack that is NOT a mole coat.
A Good , normal , coat with grooming , undercoat taken out .
03-06-2014 12:43 PM
meldy I love the fluffy too!!

Just hadn't seen the non-fluffy version until yesterday and it threw me off a little.
03-06-2014 12:39 PM
Castlemaid Here's an old thread with a discussion of coat types - the dog pictured in your first post, meldy, has an undercoat, so it is not a mole coat.
03-06-2014 12:33 PM
Castlemaid I've seen lots of GSDs with a short summer coat like that. Many GSDs have a plush coat, which is probably what you are thinking of. Gryffon is a plush - LOVE his fluffly butt!
03-06-2014 11:52 AM
meldy How come it looks so short as compared to most, if not all, GSD's?
I don't want to use 'shaggy' but they have more of a wolf type coat. Lots of thick layers (I really want to say a GSD coat lol but that would defeat the analogy altogether)

At first I thought maybe it was a summer type coat, after a shed, but Ive had a GSD (and a few crosses) and have seen them lots and they always seem to maintain the longer hair along the bottom of their body regardless of how much they lose anywhere else.
That dog doesn't really even have that?

It looks almost like a dutch shepherd type coat? (it's not, I understand that, but it looks very similar to me)
03-06-2014 11:24 AM
Castlemaid That is actually a normal coat that you linked - the mole coat almost looks as short as a Sharpei coat. I've only seen one GSD with a mole coat, it was a BYB type rescue dog.
03-06-2014 09:18 AM
meldy Thank you =) Ive seen it on a few dogs (online) and was wondering what it was all about.
03-05-2014 07:30 PM
dogfaeries The very short, tight coat is referred to as a "mole" coat.
03-05-2014 04:45 PM
meldy
Short haired?

Is there a short haired GSD? What is this coat??

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