Is this a short or long coat puppy? - Page 2

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by hexe on 18 January 2019 - 22:01

If you have the pedigree on the pup, someone might be able to tell you if the parents both carry for long coats.

by mike817 on 21 January 2019 - 19:01

not a longcoat


by Jenni78 on 24 January 2019 - 11:01

No pictures yet. 🙁

This is almost a game now. My mentor taught me a way to gauge with really good accuracy, but only between that 3-4 week point. I've been on a winning streak with it. 😁

Rik, I hear that a lot, hair between pads, etc. Have never found that accurate.

At this age, anyone who says they're sure is lying. 😂 If you can't find photos of early on, then the only thing to do is wait.


by Hundmutter on 24 January 2019 - 16:01

As others including yourself have said, it could still go either way; but FWIW, I am very used to seeing European Showline pups (being as I live in the UK) and based on your pics I think it probably IS a Longcoat. It is true that knowing the pedigree might help to confirm that, as standard coats on both parents do not mean they are not carrying the l/c gene. However, as to how good a GSD it will grow up to be, and your preference for a standard coat - the longcoats often have better construction underneath all that hair, the coat length makes no difference with other factors such as health, temperament, trainability; and the SV / Germans have declared both coats equal now, anyway !

by Rik on 25 January 2019 - 16:01

Jenn said: Rik, I hear that a lot, hair between pads, etc. Have never found that accurate.

I agree Jenn, that was one of the signs old timers suggested looking for, as well as hair on the ears.

I don't know of any 100% way to tell at this young, other than to wait a little longer. it's really just best guess until it's not.

I've looked at the pic very closely, and there is just nothing that sways me one way or the other.



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by Dawn G. Bonome on 02 February 2019 - 00:02

JMO....I would say a long coated pup.

Any new pictures of this baby?

Very cute!!


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