LOL you asked for it - picture overload!!!!
The day I picked him up
The same week
A week later, his ear fluffs (the give away) are starting to come in
His hair stood straight out from his body and was soft and fluffy
Just after his ear tattoo
When I was unsure if he was a longcoat, I asked for advice on this forum as well and everyone asked to see pics of his ears (and feet) that's where you can really tell when they are so young.
The ear fluffs got longer and more intense on the outside, and thinner on the inside of his ears as he got older.
When his adult coat started to come in, his head was the last thing to shed into the smoother, silkier coat. He looked like he had a lion's mane for awhile.
His adult coat is fully in on the back of his head here, the only spots that are not are the backs of his ears and the little bit of his hair under his ears. I could actually watch the line where his adult coat was creep up his neck and back of his head.
It stayed this way for several months and now the ear fluffs on the sides of his head are falling out and there is only the long white furry stuff left in one ear. His tail and "pants" are really full and fluffy. He's a relatively short long coat from others that I've seen.
This is my friend's dog, Pan. He is a stock coat but he has a really lovely, plush and full coat. He carries the coatie gene. But, you can clearly see the difference between his coat and Kastle's coat, although they do feel similar. The ears in particular and the toes are *much* furrier on Kastle. The tail as well.
And then Kastle at 10 months (how old he is now and my most recent pic)