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Is my Boo a belton? What next?

I just lost the battle with the long coat and wanted to see my boys sweet eyes better. I have noticed some spots when bathing him and now that he is back to a puppy cut I see spotting through his white fur a little.

Boo will be 6 months old in one week and is weighing 10 pounds even today.
For those of you who have adult havs, how much longer do these belton spots form and how much longer till he is at adult weight?

Here he is right after a not so great puppy cut by me, you can see some of the spotting on his back...
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More of the new Boo

Cutting his hair is difficult to say the least. He is a moving target.
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It's hard to say from those photos... The one black spot you can really see is bigger than most Belton spots. Has he always had that? What happens when hes's wet for a bath? Does he have a lot of balck hair that shows through in stripes? If so, he's probably Belton.

Kodi was still developing Belton spots at 6 months. I don't think he's changed much since 1 year, except that the stripes got longer. He reached his full height around 10 months, and filled out a bit over the next few months. I still keep him slim, but he has more muscle mass now.


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Peek a Boo spots

He has always had the bigger spots of black fur, and the spots on his skin started to look dark instead of flesh tone. He has a lot of them down his spine and a few on the shoulders. The ones on the back have darker hair beginning to grow out.

What happens when they "blow coat"? Will this change anything? It amazes me that these guys can change so much. Here is another pic that is easier to see...
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He has always had the bigger spots of black fur, and the spots on his skin started to look dark instead of flesh tone. He has a lot of them down his spine and a few on the shoulders. The ones on the back have darker hair beginning to grow out.

What happens when they "blow coat"? Will this change anything? It amazes me that these guys can change so much. Here is another pic that is easier to see...
Yup. That's definitely Belton markings. Kodi's Belton markings didn't change much with blowing coat.


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He certainly might be belton if he is developing more spots. I take monthly photos of my Dresden and the change in him is really obvious now.
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He certainly might be belton if he is developing more spots. I take monthly photos of my Dresden and the change in him is really obvious now.
Hi, would you post a pic of how your baby has changed? Thanks!


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Yup. That's definitely Belton markings. Kodi's Belton markings didn't change much with blowing coat.
Thank you for confirming! I will be taking pics of him monthly till his birthday to see how he changes. I can't imagine how he will look with all the spots. He may look very different at the end of the change!


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You can't really see the stripes on side view... I love the one where it's parted and they are long. Very pretty dog! I think I want to grow the hair out on Boo's body after seeing your dog. How old is your dog?


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