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Weird Fur Splotches

Hi all! I haven't posted for a while but Baxter's coat is doing some really weird things and I would just like to have another opinion. Toward the end of the summer I noticed there were some sort of dark patches coming in on Baxter's back. I didn't notice them too much because they were short and he had a longer coat. I kinda looked like he had gotten something wet on him.

After ascertaining that he didn't have some sort of gummy crud on his back I thought, huh, well I guess he is getting a little darker. But today I took him to the groomer and I had him trimmed up because this dark hair is shorter than everything else and looks, well, wet since all the other hair is sticking up higher. I got him back and went WHOA. It looks really strange it even has a weird wirey texture compared to the rest of his silky fur. I am apt to think that it is just the typical Hav magically changing coat but look at these pictures please.

Here he is this summer. Regular grey/white. He started off a mostly black puppy.

Now we have this going on.



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This one shows how oddly the spots stick out with the rest of his coloration. This was the best shot I could get of mister wiggle bottoms.



What do you think? Just regular Hav coat weirdness? I feel like I am fussing but Havs aren't exactly a common breed around here so I wanted to check with some people with a more practiced Hav eye. Ya know? Thanks ahead of time!

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It does seem unusual that Baxter has a lightening bolt on his back after his coat silvered from his black puppy coat.

Has he been attacked by You-Know-Who [Voldemort]?



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Hmmm, well that is one cause that I hadn't considered. I am going to have to brush up on my Defense of the Dark Arts.
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When Rosie's long hair is cut off, the undercoat is "ticking" like a dalmation or hound dog. When she is wet, she is more black or dark grey all over, but then when I dry her she is white with black head and spots Parti colored. strange.
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interesting... never seen that before...?

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Well, Kodi has ticking too, but I've never seen lightning bolt ticking. I'm voting for Voldemort.


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Momo has wiry black hair sticking out of her in multiple spots on her head and body. But, nothing like the mysterious thunderbolt. He may be the next Super Hero - Lightning Dog! He runs faster than a speeding bullet, er, lightning bolt...

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All joking aside, as long as the skin underneath it looks healthy, I wouldn't worry about it!


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(As long as he's healthy,) how fun!!!

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Yeah, the skin looks totally normal. I even got a flashlight out to examine him more closely. He didn't quite know what to think of that, poor boy. Thanks for all the input!
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