Join Date: May 2011
Location: Northern California
Yes when the adult hairs start coming in, they are much coarser than puppy fuzz. That is the guard coat, and it is supposed to be fairly hard and coarse in order to shed dirt, water, and debris properly. In the next few weeks, you will see the guard hair spreading all over his body and he'll start looking like a new dog!
If you don't see flakes in his hair, his skin is probably fine, and he's on a decent diet so I wouldn't worry about it.