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I have never seen a LH in person before let alone a puppy. Can anyone tell me if this is a LH puppy? Pictured at 7 weeks old. Sorry the pics are the best, its hard to get a picture of a black puppy indoors. Thanks for any help!

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Pretty puppy. It's kind of hard to tell. She looks like short to medium with a very shiny coat. But then, pictures can be deceiving.
 

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Kind of hard to tell, usually they have tuffs (extra hair) around the ears and between their toes and I don't see that in this pup. Either way he's a cutie!!
 

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I would say no. Just looks like it has a thick coat but not necessarily long.


Edited to say,
Though it doesn't have long hair on the ears, the hair on the backs of the rear logs looks a little long.
 

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Thanks for the replies everyone. I am gearing towards No, as well. I think he just has a nice thick coat, but I had to ask because its fluffier than what I have seen in the standard coat or normal coat.

Thanks for the compliments on him, he sure is a beauty!
 

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Originally Posted By: JeanKBBMMMAANIs there some kind of gene for that kind of thing where you could know from the parents, etc. if it were possible?

(I hope that is not a really dumb question!)
ETA-probably is!
Not necessarily. The only way you would know is if the parents have produced coated puppies before. But just becuse they HAVEN'T had any in the past doesn't necessarily mean that they won't in the future. (This is assuming that the parents both have "normal" coats.)
 

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I've got two long hairs:
The eldest had hair a bit longer than this but it went sort of every which way as a young pup.
The youngest had hair this length or shorter and no ear tufts as a pup.

I'd say there was a good chance. Are you going to let us know how this pup turns out?
 

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Originally Posted By: BlackGSD
Originally Posted By: JeanKBBMMMAANIs there some kind of gene for that kind of thing where you could know from the parents, etc. if it were possible?

(I hope that is not a really dumb question!)
ETA-probably is!
Not necessarily. The only way you would know is if the parents have produced coated puppies before. But just becuse they HAVEN'T had any in the past doesn't necessarily mean that they won't in the future. (This is assuming that the parents both have "normal" coats.)
So they could ask the breeder about the possibility from past litters.
 

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He doesn't look like one so much in the head shot because his ears don't look to have tufts. I think he does in the stacked shot though. Do you know if either parents carry the recessive for coats?

I love the first pic, it looks like a tiny person is in a bouncy chair and is just about to get an ear
 

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Originally Posted By: TRITONHe doesn't look like one so much in the head shot because his ears don't look to have tufts. I think he does in the stacked shot though. Do you know if either parents carry the recessive for coats?

I love the first pic, it looks like a tiny person is in a bouncy chair and is just about to get an ear
I checked the pedigree and there doesnt seem to be any LH in there. But thats just going my pictures and not all pics are available for all the dogs in the ped so there could be one. Also I believe its possible to still have dogs in the lineage that could be carriers and still pass this trait along right?

He doesnt seem to have the ear tufts, I noticed that about LH as well. His coat seems extra fluffy. I guess time will tell? Thats my son about to grab his ear, he just loves dogs! He never did get a hold of that ear although he tried his darnest!
 
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