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PseudoTwins
21st August 2007, 05:37 AM
My Laci has such shorter hair than Reggie. Reggie's hair is thicker and curlier, too. Will Laci's hair thicken up and get longer? Lacie is a Blenheim and Reggie is Tri.

Cathryn
21st August 2007, 10:00 AM
The Blenheim coat is finer than the dense black coat of a Tri-Colour, also Dogs tend to have heavier more feathered coats than Bitches (look at a Male Lion as an example) You will find that they do not get their full adult coats until around 12-18 months and some cases later than this!

Should you have them spayed/neutered then their coat will grow in quite quickly and will be a bit woolier than had they been left unaltered, this is MY personal experience with these operations, I know others who report differently.

But it does take time for a coat to grow in and Tri-colour coats are often thicker and denser than Blenheim coats, hope this helps?

PseudoTwins
21st August 2007, 06:38 PM
:) Thanks Cathryn. That makes sense. We are having her and our little Reggie spayed and neutered at 6 months so I'll probably see a difference then.

Karlin
21st August 2007, 08:14 PM
It also involves genetics too and many say, whether you let your dog get overweight (fatter dogs generally have poorer coats that get curly and cottony). :)

I have just the opposite situation -- a spayed female tri with a very heavy coat, around age two. Then two neutered boys coming up to age 4, both with very minimal, smooth silky coats. My tri Leo is a heavier coat than my blenheim. Neither of the boys had any significant coat change aftre being neutered, especially not Leo. They were neutered around 9 months. Jaspar and Leo are half brothers from the same breeder while Lily is a rescue. Jaspar's coat has always come in very, very slowly!

On the other hand, my mom's spayed blenheim of 8 has a very heavy coat!

I've always been told that the black hair does tend to grow in heavier and faster than white or red, so blenheims and rubies in general don't have as heavy a coat as a tri or B&T. Leo's and Lily's black coat is longer and heavier than their white bits. :)

Cathy T
22nd August 2007, 01:55 AM
My tris both have very different coats. Jake has a lot of black and his coat is very long, Shelby is mostly white and her coat is quite short.

PseudoTwins
22nd August 2007, 05:42 AM
My tris both have very different coats. Jake has a lot of black and his coat is very long, Shelby is mostly white and her coat is quite short.
And they are both so beautiful!