Hey folks, in another thread, I promised that I'd dig up photos of Kodi's coat progression so that people could see what happens with the Belton gene. (though some Beltons show much more ticking than Kodi does)
I also find it interesting, looking back, how very different Kodi's coat was as a puppy from many of the curly-coated puppies we see here. While the curly coated pups are absolutely adorable, they also, generally mean that you'll be working harder through blowing coat. So if easy of coat matters to you, and you are looking for a puppy, look for one with a non-curly coat.
I was actually surprised to see, as I went through the pix that Kodi's coat was straighter even than his two siblings in the photos. (though that is NOT why I picked him!
This will probably take a couple of posts:
The first photo here is 7/15/2009, when I went to pick Kodi up. This is all 3 puppies (the two Irish Pied had already left) Kodi is in the middle. I believe they were 11 weeks more or less.
The other photos, in order, Kodi on 7/15, 8/9, 10/8/09 and 1/8/10. Even in the last photo, a 6 months, you can't see any Belton marks at all.