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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-27-2016, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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Difference between Standard coat and Plush coat

Can anyone please explain to me the difference between the standard coat and the plush coat with pictures if possible...I'm kinda confused..
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-27-2016, 08:20 PM
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A standard coat is med length and lies fairly flat.A long coat has many different looks.It can be "plush" which would be more of a sensation when you pet them,soft and fluffy,and stands out a bit from the body.Sorry,no photos.

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Hmmmm.

Standard stock coat is medium length with an undercoat.

Plush, depending on who you talk to, could be a long coat, could be a heavy standard stock coat -- showy, not long.

If the photos work this is Mufasa he is a long coat, or just what they call a coat:




This would be a standard stock coat (Joy):

Odie, Joy-Joy
Bear Cub, Hepsi-Pepsi
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Tiny Tinnie, Susie's Uzzi, Kaiah -- The Baby Monster.
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Interesting. Can't see your pics GatorDog
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Plush is not a coat type, it's a descriptive term. Some people use it to describe a long coat that's on the shorter side, some people use it to describe a thicker stock coat, so it doesn't actually have a real meaning.

Both long coats and stock coats can vary in length and thickness. Both of my dogs are longcoats, but Keefer's fur is quite a bit longer than Halo's and silkier to the touch. Halo's is shorter, but very thick and soft - more of a plush feeling. But genetically, she's a longcoat.

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To me the "plush" coated dog are long coats that have really thick, soft, fluffy coats. There are long coats that look/feel almost NO different than a stock coat except for the ear fringes and maybe some every-so-slightly longer belly hair, but then there are long coats that feel like they have pillows of hair. That's what I consider "plush". I don't know if I've met a plush stock coated GSD. I've met some WGSL stock coated dogs that had thicker undercoats but they just felt thicker, the coat didn't feel soft and "plush".
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What about this pup precisely? is he a plush coat or a long coat? or standard coat? Im confused :S he's almost 65 days










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looks standard to me.

Let me see if I have pictures of moofie as a tyke:










Odie, Joy-Joy
Bear Cub, Hepsi-Pepsi
Cujo2, Karma Chameleon
Ramona the Pest, Kojak -- who loves you baby?
Tiny Tinnie, Susie's Uzzi, Kaiah -- The Baby Monster.
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Oh. here's another pic just in case.

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He looks like a standard coat to me.Puppies usually feel fuzzy and plush and so soft when they're babies.Darn it!Now I want to cuddle a puppy

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