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    Although not alot of information is readily available, for those interested or concerned good information for you and your vet/eye specialist can be found at:

    www.cavalierhealth.org

    www.thecavalierclub.co.uk

    under Curly Coat Syndrome or Eye Conditions.

    Pups born with this condition look slightly different than other pups/siblings in the same litter and experienced, knowledgeable, caring breeders normally spot them and kindly PTS.
    Many do however slip through and get sold into pet homes where constant care and attention is needed to keep the dog somewhat comfortable.
    Dry Eye/Curly Coat is a nasty genetic inherited condition, both parents need to carry the genes and not neccessarily be affected themselves to have affected off-spring. The ratio of pups born in the litter which will be affected is totally unpredictable.
    If at all concerned then you need to see your vet. The eyes are a very good indicator of this condition and can be tested with a tear test to start a diagnosis.

    Alison, Wilts, U.K.

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    Well he doesn't have dry eye or a funky coat at all. Actually all is well in those places. Just funny whiskers thankfully!
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    Thats so good to hear

    Hopefully the infornation that I have given will be of some use to others that are concerned or worried.

    Alison, Wilts, U.K.

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    Cherrise went through that "grandma-ish/cat-ish" -looking stage too.. (even on my avatar you can still see the looong eyelash! )everybody called her grandma cher.. and EVERYBODY wanted to trim the whiskers but i said no.. she did look quite hairy but somehow it's all fine now.. The whiskers are much lesser and much shorter
    Lin. proud owner of baby Cherrise, Blenheim princess, 11.5 months and baby Hope, Pomeranian princess, 10.5 months.. !

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    She looks like she is all wiskers ...


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    Awwww, i like the "all whiskers" look. It makes them look a bit like sea otters! And come on, who doesn't think sea otters are cute?
    Laura (Momma to Riley, 3 yr. old male)

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    MY Wesley: My little Dickens had the way-long odd whisker or two, as well as the way-long eyebrow hair or two. I trimmed the brow hair to keep it out of his eye. He outgrew both. Or caught up to them?

    Katie: Dickens and Omlette had/have the funny mutton-chop effect on the side of their muzzle that you have. You look adorable in your "face feathers."

    If Karlin comes along and reads this...she may post a link that she sometimes uses for an adorable Tri on the agility course to illustrate the furry face look.

    I have heard this may be a result of the dogs' being spayed/neutered.

    Kdemars,the whiskers are cute, just like the otters'. Great pix angle, BTW.

    Dorothy

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    Brady is like that too. sometimes they touch his eye. my boyfriend cut them one time and i was kinda mad. he thought it was funny. they have grown back now. i think they are cute.
    Lauren
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    Tripp has the long wiskers above his eyes too. I've often wondered if they have anything to do with his flycatching syndrome, maybe he's seeing the wiskers in front of his eyes and snapping at them???

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    I was hoping someone would have some kind of comment about my post, any chance Tripp's flycatching has anything to do with the long whiskers in front of his eyes??

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