Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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2 and a half months of limited showing with 2 points to show for it...can't complain there. A dog that knows when fun times are okay in the ring (ie NOT in the down and back) is one that just looks so much nicer, and that comes with age for any dog.
So far (also knocking on wood), the matting hasn't been terrible, but I've been obsessive over brushing. Just passing a hand over him now, I can feel areas where dead coat needs to be removed. My breeder had to poke fun at me: Nino was done for the day and we were watching her in OH group, but I was combing him out like I was prepping for ring. I can't help it; I feel pre-tangles, I must comb.
I'm thinking Mario and Pixel must have a similar coat (though his is probably quite a bit stiffer). Ultra-fine, though. He never went through a decisive blowing coat phase, but he's also been fast to mat since a year old. The good thing is, his mats break apart very easily with a little attention from a slicker (combing is futile, and he hates it).