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07-07-2014 05:37 AM
cethlen1621 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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07-06-2014 06:59 PM
Chewie has a strip of fur that's different

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

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07-06-2014 06:57 PM
Mister C
Originally Posted by Pax8 View Post
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.
07-06-2014 04:42 PM
my boy diesel a pic would help
07-06-2014 01:58 PM
Alice13 You mean like the white patch on her back. It's normal

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07-06-2014 06:38 AM
Pax8 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.
07-06-2014 05:16 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

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