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14th January 2011, 06:28 PM
I've noticed that in many of the pictures the tricolours seem to have longer ears than the other colours? Does anyone know if there is any truth in this?

14th January 2011, 07:00 PM
Not sure in general, Barney my Blenheim has fabulous full ears that are fairly long, Cassie (1) my tri has very long ears!! Have to say her mums were the longest I've ever seen!!

14th January 2011, 07:20 PM
Is it to do with them being black? I don't know for sure but I am nearly sure I read somewhere that dark hair in the tri and B T grows faster and longer :confused:

14th January 2011, 10:39 PM
Yes you're right Nicola, B&Ts and Tris tend to have longer, fuller ears than Blens and Rubies - although obviously it varies between individuals. Black hair seems to grow faster too.

15th January 2011, 07:06 AM
The Tri's I have had seem to almost have a different type of hair particularly on the ears. It seems ever so slightly more curly underneath and a lot more of it making it much thicker and far more work brushing them :rolleyes:.

The Blenheims I was surprised had more silky ears which were not quite as full as the Tri's but way easier to brush.

I doubt this is a rule of thumb though as I have seen Blenheims with slightly curlier ears.

16th January 2011, 01:24 AM
When I was travelling around and seeking out a breeder, one of the dogs I met had ears so long he stepped on the hair constantly...so he had a snood on at all times except for when showing! Needless to say, that boy loved his little head piece.

I would say it is all about genetics. Some Cavs have much longer thicker curlier coats while others have silkier thinner coats.

16th January 2011, 03:36 AM
My black and tan, Harley, has the longest ears of my four. My blenheims have the shortest.