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Hi, I am new to this GSD forum. It's just 2 months ago he joined our family. He is Simba as my sister is fond of Lion king. We wanted to buy a gsd puppy with certificates, but due to covid 19 lockdown in my region we couldn't. Breeder confirms that the puppy is a long coat GSD as mother and father both are long coat. Simba is in good condition and very active. But I feel like he is medium coat puppy. I just want to confirm with you guys. He is 77 days old. He has fur between paws. He has just shiny single coat. Very less hairs in his bottom belly. I have attached his images from age 77 days to 32 days.
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He’s beautiful :)
I’m guessing long. I’ve only had short coats and none of them were ever that fluffy as puppies. Their coats go through different stages when they’re puppies but short seems to be an even length the whole time.
 

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The younger pictures do look pretty fluffy. But the older picture is very different. I would say he's a stock, or normal coat. He lacks the characteristic ear floof that is pretty indicative of a long coat.

Cute pup whatever coat he turns out to have. I vote stock coat.
 

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Well if I hadn’t seen the most recent picture of him, I might have agreed on long coat (though I’d like to see a picture of him next to a littermate to compare), but seeing the newest picture, he’s definitely a stock coat. Enjoy him anyway, as I’m sure you will!
 

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he’s not collared in his younger photos - if the earlier photos are from the breeder (he’s very young), are you certain these are all the same puppy?
 
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He is a stock coat. Long coats have really fluffy ears and long white floofs growing inside the ears. Those are the tells I look for.
 

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he’s not collared in his younger photos - if the earlier photos are from the breeder (he’s very young), are you certain these are all the same puppy?
Yes, All pics have been taken by myself.
 

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Well if I hadn’t seen the most recent picture of him, I might have agreed on long coat (though I’d like to see a picture of him next to a littermate to compare), but seeing the newest picture, he’s definitely a stock coat. Enjoy him anyway, as I’m sure you will!
Yes, damp sure we are enjoying him.😍
 

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he’s not collared in his younger photos - if the earlier photos are from the breeder (he’s very young), are you certain these are all the same puppy?
I was wondering the same thing... the nail colours are all different in the pics. (Yes I’m that bored 😂).
 

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The thing that catches my eye is that the parents are both long coats. Longcoat is recessive. In order to be a longcoat, the dog must carry two recessive longcoat genes and can only pass a long coat gene onto its progeny. In other words, two longcoat parents cannot produce a short stock coat puppy which this appears to be.
 

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^ yes, assuming the parents actually were indeed long coats... and this puppy is from the supposed parents.
 

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I was wondering the same thing... the nail colours are all different in the pics. (Yes I’m that bored 😂).
Haha, will remove the collar and post the pics tomorrow. And about nail, I didn't even noticed in pics🤣. You have bull's eye.
 

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The thing that catches my eye is that the parents are both long coats. Longcoat is recessive. In order to be a longcoat, the dog must carry two recessive longcoat genes and can only pass a long coat gene onto its progeny. In other words, two longcoat parents cannot produce a short stock coat puppy which this appears to be.
I have the same doubts. Problem in my regional breeder is they will trim the long coat dogs to ease their maintenance. I asked breeder multiple times and he said pls wait until 4 months. But I m so curious to find it before that😅. Vet also said the same. He said definitely it is not the short coat. Might be medium or long coat. Vet asked abt the mother's previous litter. Don't know how it get counted🧐
 

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I have the same doubts. Problem in my regional breeder is they will trim the long coat dogs to ease their maintenance. I asked breeder multiple times and he said pls wait until 4 months. But I m so curious to find it before that😅. Vet also said the same. He said definitely it is not the short coat. Might be medium or long coat. Vet asked abt the mother's previous litter. Don't know how it get counted🧐
Don't matter if the parents were trimmed or not. It's all about genetics and that is a stock coated puppy.
 
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I have the same doubts. Problem in my regional breeder is they will trim the long coat dogs to ease their maintenance. I asked breeder multiple times and he said pls wait until 4 months. But I m so curious to find it before that😅. Vet also said the same. He said definitely it is not the short coat. Might be medium or long coat. Vet asked abt the mother's previous litter. Don't know how it get counted🧐
😂😂😂 you didn’t tell us he got a haircut!
If they did trim his fur and that is the same puppy then I’m guess he will be long coat.
Either way he’s still cute ☺
 

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just to be clear, genetically there is no medium coat. stock coat or long stock coat. both have ranges. medium coat is a description, as is plush.
 

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😂😂😂 you didn’t tell us he got a haircut!
If they did trim his fur and that is the same puppy then I’m guess he will be long coat.
Either way he’s still cute ☺
No. I mean the parents they have shown to me are trimmed. So I didn't have any other choice than believing they are long coat and it is long coat puppy. Anyhow finally found he is a stock coat puppy. Thank you guys😍. Will post just his pics every month.
 

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He's adorable! I'd wait a month or three and see what develops. If he gets like Duke invest in a furminator brush. You'll be glad you did.
Duke who is unquestionable a long hair (note the ear hair)
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