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21st February 2007, 06:42 PM
So I saw another cav puppy (blenheim) today who is 13 weeks and her coat was much softer than our 17 week old cav. Padden's coat (she's a tri) is really soft on her head and ears but towards her rear the texture of the coat changes and its noticeable rougher. It's almost wirey. And not much of it down there. I can tell a difference in texture between the black and white hair. The white hair seems to be thicker and the black finer.

Also the 13 week puppies coat seemed longer than Padden's. Is this normal or is there something that I should be doing for her? I've given her fish oil pills a few times but not regularly. She's been eating Bill Jac puppy until this week and is now on Wellness puppy (which she LOVES).

Will she ever have an all around soft coat?

21st February 2007, 07:03 PM
I mean coarse not course!

21st February 2007, 08:23 PM
Dylan is six months old on Friday but quite a while ago, his puppy coat started to change. His head and ears are still puppy fluff and his body has smooth thicker hair. I'm concerned as you say there isn't much of it. Can you post a picture? :flwr:

21st February 2007, 08:27 PM
I'll try to post a picture tonight. She's been the vet and they haven't commented and they say she's healthy. She's just not fluffy all over and especially down by her rump.

21st February 2007, 08:30 PM
Tilly just went throught the same thing at 16 weeks. It is normal unless there is substantial hairloss. Their coat changes as the are getting their teenager coat in :)

Cathy Moon
22nd February 2007, 12:42 AM
Cavaliers have different coat types - all three of mine are different. So I wouldn't worry about it if the vet doesn't think there's a problem. :flwr:

22nd February 2007, 01:27 AM
cathy- I didn't know that. Good to know! She's been into the vet 3 times now so if there was a problem I'm sure they would have said something.

Thanks for sharing!

Cathy T
22nd February 2007, 01:37 AM
My two have very different coats. Jake is whispier and softer than Shelby's and his coat is much longer. Shelby's coat is very thick and not as downy as his.

23rd February 2007, 10:18 AM
My Toby, blen, still has silky soft fur everywhere at one year.

As I had never seen a Cav in person before I got Toby, the first thing I noticed was the amazing softness of his coat. It is still the same.

23rd February 2007, 03:17 PM
Up until 4 months or so, my puppy had really coarse, wirey, long curly hair. He didnt have much hair on his tummy though.

Now it's silkier and smoother :D