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    Default Hi I'm new!

    Hey there! I'm a newbie! To this sight...and to the world of Cavs. I have a male tri color who is just 3 months old. I love him...love him...LOVE him!
    Anyways....because I am new at this...I was wondering...when will his hair get longer??? I saw pics of his tri color dad and other adults...so I know his hair will get longer...just didn't know when. thanks!

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    Hi! You'll love this forum ..invaluable information.

    My pup (at 12 weeks) had a very, very light coat compared to other pups I've seen; she looked like she had a rat's tail and not a whisp of hair to be seen. I was perfectly ok with this as I hope she'll have a lighter coat as an adult as well ..maybe less shedding??

    Anyway, the tail feathers started sprouting at about 5 months ..you had to look really hard. She is now 7 months and the tail feathering is noticeable, leg feathering is coming in nicely, belly feathering seems to just have materialized overnight and foot feathers are looking awesome. It's really fun to see them transform!

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    By a year old, most will be feathered and filled in quite nicely (their hair anyway).

    Although, my mutant Cavalier Ollie is still basically hairless at 14 months. He sure is easier to groom though! haha. He has tail feathers, nice ears, and some feathering on his legs but that's it.

    My other, Casey, had a nice full coat from about 12 months.
    Trisha in Southwest Florida
    Cavaliers: Casey, Ollie, & Winston and usually a foster or two! Cats: Pebbles & Benson

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    Hi and welcome to the forum!
    My Pixie wasn't in great health when I got her so her coat was light at 9 weeks. She got a decent coat. It was nicely feathered on her legs, ears, and tail. Her chest never got feathery and her body coat was light compared to many cavs I have seen. She went into heat at just under 5 months and her coat looked the best around then. About a month after going out of heat she blew her coat and was SO thin coated I was beginning to worry until I learned that is normal. It was looking quite good at the time she died at 11 months.

    Bandit and Lizzie both had thick, lovely puppy coats. Bandit is 5 months, and he lost his puppy coat starting at about 14 weeks and looked rather thin coated except for his ears until just a week ago when his tail feathering started. Now I can see the beginnings of leg feathering, but he still has a long way to go. He is just beginning to get a coat back. Lizzie, who is 10 weeks is still very fluffy.

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    Hey, thanks you guys! He does have some beginnings of feathers on his feet...and I feel like his hair has gotten a little longer...but I could not find anything anywhere about the coat coming in. Now,,,the next question...the leash. he HATES it!!! I mean FREAKS when I put it on him!!! I did not have this problem with my little scottie (RIP) or my golden...so...any thoughts???

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    Hi and a warm welcome from us too
    Elaine and Cody

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    Hi K4 & welcome. Take lots of puppy pics while you can - they grow so fast that before you know it they have changed out of all recognition.
    Amber was a plump puppy with a heavy puppy coat. Shes now almost 8 months and unrecognisable as the pup we brought home. She has long featherings on ears, chest, tail and legs & feet, and has a really sillky gleaming coat. As I remember her coat started changing at about 4 months.


    Shes just coming into season and I've just read one of the above posts where it says they can loose their coat after a season. If she does i'll be sooooo dissapointed.

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    Dylan had a beautiful 5 inch long coat puppy coat that blew and left him with a shorter coat which is all different lengths! I have hair everywhere here even when we hoover regularly so there are advantages to having a shorter coat!
    We started off fluffy at 3 months.

    10 months old and his coat at it's best.

    Then he blew his coat at 11 months.

    And now it's all different lengths but it doesn't matter because it looks nice when you brush it...for about 5 minutes.
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    He looks lovely, and you've only to look at his face to see he knows he's loved to bits.

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