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New hairs sneaking in...
So Bama just turned six months! Maybe about a month ago she started to get noticble white hairs at the top of her back legs/rear end, and some scattered elsewhere. She has always had some on paws, tummy and chin, although more now that when she was really little.
Could this be adult hairs coming in, which means before long some good old fashioned coat blowing? Is this a sign of some major color change?
For those who haven't read about Bama before, she is a havanese-pomeranian. The vet thinks she is definitely more hav in looks than pom (although she has ears that stick up like a pom). At a recent checkup she said that she thinks she will definitely have hair as havanese do and not fur as pomeranians do.
Poms go thru 'puppy uglies' at around 4-8 months. They loose their baby fluff and stop looking like pom puppies but they don't look like pom grown ups either. Bama doesn't seem to be losing hair, except the basic amount that is in the comb or brush after grooming.
So the new color hairs coming...does it sound like she will soon blow coat? Once the adult hairs start showing up, how long until the mess really begins? How do I best prepare (besides regular brushing)?
My previous dog grooming experience was yorkie....and a bath loving yorkie at that. ;-)