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silky or cotton coat?

Hi everyone,

How do you tell if your puppy has a cottony or silky coat? And will it change as he gets older?
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Coats

The texture is different. Silky coats and thinner and more like people hair. Cottony coats are thicker, but both are nice. The coat will not change

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How long after you comb it does it matt up? Lily has a cottony coat and she matts in a day. People think she is so soft and fluffy- and she is. Its like a cloud, a very high-maitenence cloud.
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How long after you comb it does it matt up? Lily has a cottony coat and she matts in a day. People think she is so soft and fluffy- and she is. Its like a cloud, a very high-maitenence cloud.

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When they go through coat blowing it feels as if they mat the minute you stop taking the last one out. Ruby is in the middle of it right now and it's a nightmare.

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Cicero is like cotton candy and it's a job keeping the mats out of his coat. He has thick hair that is so soft...but a lot of work. I think the silky coat is probably much easier to care for.


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Cicero is like cotton candy and it's a job keeping the mats out of his coat. He has thick hair that is so soft...but a lot of work. I think the silky coat is probably much easier to care for.
Dale - that surprised me. In the photos I have seen of Cicero, I would have guessed his coat to be silky and very thick. It is obvious you take very good care of him. He is one handsome dude!

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When they go through coat blowing it feels as if they mat the minute you stop taking the last one out. Ruby is in the middle of it right now and it's a nightmare.
Geri Lily is too. Its driving me batty! I thought that only happened in spring but she matted all over in two days! I am bringing her to the groomers-I cant deal.
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Dale - that surprised me. In the photos I have seen of Cicero, I would have guessed his coat to be silky and very thick. It is obvious you take very good care of him. He is one handsome dude!
Thanks Linda. Cicero does have 'lots' of hair. His ears are real silky and the hair on his chest and legs hardly ever get a mat, but the fuzzy cotton hair on his body needs to be brushed every single day. I do 'have' to take care of him...or I would end up in a big mess and have to clip him naked...lol

Your cute baby reminds me a lot of Cicero!!


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Thanks Linda. Cicero does have 'lots' of hair. His ears are real silky and the hair on his chest and legs hardly ever get a mat, but the fuzzy cotton hair on his body needs to be brushed every single day. I do 'have' to take care of him...or I would end up in a big mess and have to clip him naked...lol

Your cute baby reminds me a lot of Cicero!!
Thank you! Yes, I have thought Augie looks a bit like Cicero, although his coat doesn't look as full. We boarded him for a couple days last week and before we picked him up, they brushed him out. He sort of smelled like a pimp - very strong!! But it had aired out some by the next day and smelled not so bad. But he felt so silky and his coat has remained very easy to brush since then. I called this a.m. and they used IOD silky coating brush spray. I am going to go down and check it out. It probably has silicone in it and may not be good for long term use, I don't know. I had been using the Coat Handlers conditioner, diluted, as a brush spray, but not exactly thrilled with it. What do you use on Cicero?

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