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What type of coat does your dog have?

I was curious what kind of coats your dogs have. Are they straight, curly, wavy, ric rac (look crimped), silky, cottony? You can choose more than 1 answer.

Bella has a wavy cottony coat.
Freddie has a silky wavy coat
Scudders has a silky wavy ric rac coat.

None of them are profuse.

I tried to do a poll it did not work!






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Dora has a pretty straight coat. I have seen a lot of havs that have more of a curly cottony coat that flies away. Where she has her black hair is a lot more silky and where she is white is more cottony. It happens to pick up every leaf, twig, flower, every time she goes outside though (that part I would like to change!)

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Casper has a wavy cottony coat.
It seems to be a high maintenance coat, to me. It mats easily, and things get stuck in it. It is really pretty after we brush, bath and dry, last for a couple of days.

Which type of coat is the easiest to take care of? and can you tell when they are a puppy (like 8 weeks old) what kind of coat they will have as a adult?
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Gosh...that's a hard one! ALL of the above? She has a bit of fur that crimps itself on her ears (I love IT!) and her coat is very soft/silky, but I'm thinking its a double coat because there is nothing "wash and wear" about it to! haha....It is 100% "High maintenance". If I blow it straight...its straight. But if she air dries, it is straight with waves in some places, but not as wavy as some Havs are.

So, Gucci has a complicated coat. LOL But, its gorgeous!

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I am REALLY bad at this. I have absolutely no idea how to tell if the coat is silky or cottony or if it's double or single... maybe because I have never owned a dog before? Or just because I am really bad at categorizing something if someone hasn't shown me the difference in person.

Regardless of what kind of coat, Kubrick is very soft and he has a little bit of the crimped hair (just a patch) near his ears - just like Gucci! He has a wavy coat. I think it's a single coat, but I have no idea if I'm looking at it right. As far as cottony vs silk, I really really have no clue. What's the difference? Can anyone show me a pic or is it just by touch?

Linda, maybe you can look at Kubrick at Laurie's play date and you can tell me what kind of coat he has. LOL.


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I find the silkier coats are easier. The cottony coats are the worst, because they matt like crazy. I have to cut bella short or she would be very high mainenance.
Scudder is my only hav. that does not have a puppy cut. Here is his coat, but look at the hair on his head, it looks like it was crimped. It's a bear trying to get it straight for showing.
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Yoda has a thick wavy coat.He has been shaved compltly down since Yoda and the kitten like to ruff house now we are letting it grown back out thank god as long as my husband stays away from the clippers he likes yoda in a very short cut me I like him with his wonderful long coat.Hey thats an idea why I need 2 hav's one for him and one for me Yoda can stay short coat and a new one can stay long coat heee heee
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I am REALLY bad at this. I have absolutely no idea how to tell if the coat is silky or cottony or if it's double or single... maybe because I have never owned a dog before? Or just because I am really bad at categorizing something if someone hasn't shown me the difference in person.

Regardless of what kind of coat, Kubrick is very soft and he has a little bit of the crimped hair (just a patch) near his ears - just like Gucci! He has a wavy coat. I think it's a single coat, but I have no idea if I'm looking at it right. As far as cottony vs silk, I really really have no clue. What's the difference? Can anyone show me a pic or is it just by touch?

Linda, maybe you can look at Kubrick at Laurie's play date and you can tell me what kind of coat he has. LOL.
How NEAT! Yes, Gucci's "crimp" is just a patch like Kubrick's... I think it is the cutest thing ever. It looks like a crimping iron could've done it!

Lina, I have read SEVERAL very good explanations on here on HOW to tell the two apart, and for some reason...I still can't figure it out! LOL It is like reading greek....or maybe my brain just shuts off! You'd think it was a complicated Calculus equation or something!!

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I don't know the difference between the single and double coat either. I THINK if you look at the roots and they have a different texture than the ends, it's a double coat. Scudders & freddie's roots are duller and more cottony, but mid shaft to the ends are silky and shiny. Bella hair feel like a cotton ball, and lacks shine.

Sure I will look at Kubrick's at the playdate!





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Milo is very silky and slightly wavy, especially the black (which is most of him). He doesn't mat (poo poo poo) and as long as I brush/comb him on a regular basis, his coat is relatively easy to maintain. Now his head and face is another story altogether.

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