I'm wondering if you could email me pictures of the 2-3 week old long coated puppies? I'm in the process of buying one and would just like to see what another breeder has to say to determine the lengths. Thanks!
I have found the ear tufts to be most reliable. Also as stated slightly longer shaggier hair on face and legs that would normally be very short and smooth. I once sold a pup without ear tufts as a pet because he had a rather shaggy mane and a slightly longer coat than his siblings. By 6 months his coat was 100% normal. Best Wishes, Jonah
True long haired GSD's are considered a disqualifying fault in the breed standards.
For $58 you can have a DNA test that will identify coats and carriers.
This is a 3 week 'obviously' coated girl ,the other 2 in the pic are smooth. I'll post below her sister who I have that is real smooth coated, smoother than I like.
In fact, I have various coats and just really learned about the stock coat. I'm going to try to put 3 dogs in one pic, and would like opinions as to the coat(actually I'd like facts on the coats, they do vary)
This is Chaos a long coat with a VERY thick undercoat! But yes he is a long coat. He does compete in conformation and so far has not been turned down by a judge. Chaos was 9 weeks old in this picture, I believe.
I can generally recognize longcoats as soon as they are dy after birth.
Have this puppy long hair?
Well, I have produced all of one longcoat, and yes, she did have a distinctly different head than the others immediately, "schnauzer" came to my mind also. Her coat also had a softer, smoother texture. I wasn't sure at first because she was my first coated puppy. Here is a picture of her, I think around 4 weeks.
Now here is a pic of the same longcoat pup at 8 weeks:
Farluli- your puppy looks long coated to me.
does this one look like a long coat ?
I produced a plush and the only thing that was different was the line of fluff down the inside of the front legs was really thick and behind the ears also .wicket @7wks and at 1 year
KCzaja, thanks for your opinion, your puppy is very nice.
Some opinion more?
I like short hair, no long hair.