I need to learn about GSD coat.
I know they have the undercoat and guard hairs on top, right? I think my dog has a pretty short, tight coat. She's not as "fluffy" as a lot of the west German show dogs seem to look. When I adopted her in July I would brush her once a day, mainly because we were on vacation and she was swimming or getting dirty a lot. When I brushed her then, hair would always come out. I could even pull chunks out with my hands. Each day I could get several brush fulls of hair. I thought I read that they blow a coat twice a year, so maybe she was blowing a coat at that time?
Now....she hardly has any hair. I guess I figured the coat would come back b/c it's winter, but I can brush and brush and brush and barely get a brush full. The top hair that is long and black looks REALLY nice. I have been giving her raw eggs and some fish with her meals so she doesn't get that "moldy" sable look.
Is it weird that she doesn't seem to have all the undercoat like she did in the summer? I'm certainly not complaining, she hardly sheds. My other dog, Coke, he has a lot of coat right now and when I brush him I get piles of it (he is a mutt).
I did give Kenya a bath two weeks ago, but I didn't notice a lot of hair coming out. I took her to a pet store that has professional tubs and dryers b/c we were going to my in-laws and someone was concerned about germs and dirty dogs around her baby.
This is a recent pic from last week, I don't know if it indicates anything, but this is what her fur looks like right now: