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    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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    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.

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    Just wanted to say Holly is beautiful
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    Thanks Cindy and yes it is like baby hair maybe it is Ruby's.
    Thanks Irene I think so too! LOL
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    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.

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    Thanks Alisha,
    I can't wait to see Coco when she has a full coat. I reckon she will look stunning.
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    So I guess Holly's coat is normal then.
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    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?
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    Oh, and Holly's coat is beautiful to me! Of course, I am a little biased !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicki View Post
    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.
    Deb

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