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by Cyanide on 17 January 2019 - 19:01

Can anyone help recognize if this German shepherd puppy is long or short coat? The puppy is 60 days old. I know that's impossible at the moment be 100% sure, but at least seems to be short or long? This is the puppy and the father, I don't have any pics of the mother, but she is short coat.An image  An image

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Jessejones

by Jessejones on 17 January 2019 - 20:01

Over 70 views...Where are the experts?

I would say and guess that is a long coated pup.

Ctidmore

by Ctidmore on 17 January 2019 - 21:01

No expert, but would say long coat. Sometimes they can fool you and just be nice plush show coats. :)
mrdarcy (admin)

by mrdarcy on 17 January 2019 - 21:01

First photo looks long coat but 2nd hard to say but I will go with long coat.

by Cyanide on 17 January 2019 - 21:01

Mmmm that's annoying, I was looking for a short coated, maybe I should wait the next litter.

by Nans gsd on 17 January 2019 - 21:01

They all can look kind of floofy at this age but I would say LC. If you definitely do not want LC I would choose another pup. Good luck though with any decision you make. AnY other LC's in the background??
Lunastar

by Lunastar on 17 January 2019 - 21:01

Long Coat. If the head is fluffy like that close to the ears, it's a long coat. I've seen long coats pop up from breedings where both sire and dam are short. As long as both short haired parents carry the long coated gene it can happen.

by Cyanide on 17 January 2019 - 22:01

Thank you all, much appreciated :)

Jenni78

by Jenni78 on 18 January 2019 - 20:01

If you can post photos of the pup head on at 2 & 3 weeks, I can tell you. At this stage, it is impossible to know for sure, but I have never been wrong at the 2-3 week mark.

by Rik on 18 January 2019 - 21:01

you are looking for early indicators, which can often be very hard to determine, especially as current Euro s/l dogs are very heavy coated.

I have a friend, SV judge/AKC, 50 years GSD experience, who bred and evaluated a GSD litter in the 80's all as LC. turned out none were.

I used to look at pads and long hair growing between the toes, but for 100%, you just have to wait until they are a little older.

jmo,
Rik

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