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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-25-2010, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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How long will his hair be?

Hey, hard to believe little Xander has been with us for two weeks already! Everyone keeps saying how fluffy he is and my puppy trainer who even used to have GSDs was surprised at the little fluffball. I'm curious as to how long you guys think his hair is going to be. He may be a little too young to tell, but I'm wondering if you guys have seen similar pups and what they turned out like. I'll include a few pics of him and list how many weeks he was. At 8 Weeks:

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You have a long coat on your hands! I would guess that he'll be fairly long, but you won't know til he is mature(3ish) I don't have any of Kacie's puppy pics as she is a rescue, but I bet she looked much like Xander when she was leetle!
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The breeder called him a plush coat. Is that the same thing as a long coat?
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"Plush" is a breeder term, not a coat type. He looks like an adorable little guy who will be a true long coat when he is grown. My late Blue looked like your pup when he was a baby, and his coat was pretty long as an adult. I used to get a groomer to trim off the feathering on his ears, back of his legs, and under his tummy to keep him looking neat - we did a lot of training outdoors, and if I left his hair long all over it became a magnet for burrs and other "stuff". Long coated dogs can be a grooming challenge, but the upside is that they actually shed far less than the short coated ones - a distinct advantage!
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I think its really hard to tell with the long coats. But here is Kaiya at 9 weeks:



And now at 22 weeks:





I think your pup is a bit fluffier than she was at that age so his should be a bit longer.

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He is adorable!

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Plush usually refers to the coat length of inbetween the short and long coats, or to the longer coat preferred in showlines vs the shorter coat preferred in working lines.

Here's an example of my longcoat, she is VERY furry!
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Lin, If I didn't know better, I would have thought you stole Kacia and Karlo!! They look just like your pups!

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