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Jasper and Holly
21st April 2011, 02:10 AM
Just wondered what anyone thinks of Holly's coat? It is so different to Jasper's and almost looks like she has a top coat on. It is very fine and easily knots when they are mouthing each other when playing. Jasper's is so easy to maintain.
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mommytoClaire
21st April 2011, 03:42 AM
Well, I certainly can't speak from experience as Claire is my first. But, she is a Ruby, and has very fine hair (I call it baby hair), and if I don't comb out her ears (especially the ears) every other day, I am then cutting out knots. So, I comb with a metal comb so I don't have to cut out knots.

Also, we noticed, that Claire had a light stripe when we got her at 10 wks on her forehead, but it disappeared by the time she was about 6 months. It turned caramel and stood up like mohawk, then just went red like the rest of her. Lately it's started to show back up again, kind of caramel colored. I have no idea what is going on.

Maybe a lot of Ruby's are like this, having a different quality of hair. Claire's is beautiful, but not what I would call thick.

Cindy and Claire

lovecavaliers
21st April 2011, 04:26 AM
Just wanted to say Holly is beautiful:)

Jasper and Holly
21st April 2011, 05:18 AM
Thanks Cindy and yes it is like baby hair maybe it is Ruby's.
Thanks Irene I think so too! LOL

Zumie05
21st April 2011, 09:46 PM
Awww even if it tangles easily, Holly has a GORGEOUS coat, I hope Coco's looks like that when she is full grown :) To be honest, I have always preferred the look of Cavaliers with less hair on the top and feathers all below.

Jasper and Holly
22nd April 2011, 10:41 PM
Thanks Alisha,
I can't wait to see Coco when she has a full coat. I reckon she will look stunning.

Jasper and Holly
23rd April 2011, 10:24 PM
So I guess Holly's coat is normal then.

Nicki
23rd April 2011, 10:42 PM
Cavaliers tend to have different types of coats, even in the same litter, some will be coarser and some finer.

Black hair tends to be thicker - and grows the longest ears :)

My ruby had a very fine coat too.

Neutering/spaying can change the coat too.


If it is very fine you might want to try using a conditioner or grooming spray?

mommytoClaire
23rd April 2011, 11:21 PM
Oh, and Holly's coat is beautiful to me! Of course, I am a little biased :p!

Jasper and Holly
24th April 2011, 12:34 AM
Cavaliers tend to have different types of coats, even in the same litter, some will be coarser and some finer.

Black hair tends to be thicker - and grows the longest ears :)

My ruby had a very fine coat too.

Neutering/spaying can change the coat too.


If it is very fine you might want to try using a conditioner or grooming spray?

Her brother's coat is totally different it's deep red and not fine at all. He is also on a raw diet too. Maybe I will try conditioner or spray see if it makes a difference. I will put a photo up when I find it. Thanks Nicki.

Jasper and Holly
24th April 2011, 12:37 AM
Oh, and Holly's coat is beautiful to me! Of course, I am a little biased :p!

Can you put some photos up of Claire please!

mommytoClaire
26th April 2011, 03:35 AM
Heh Deb.....let me try taking some with my phone. My desktop is having major issues.....so I'll try to take some new ones this week and see if I can get them to download from my phone rather than my computer.

Cindy and Claire

Jasper and Holly
27th April 2011, 04:35 AM
Ok, no worries. Look forward to seeing them.