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Ossie's Jill
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:38 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Snoopy's coat is much more wavy than Ossie's was at the same age. Does that mean his coat will be curlier when he grows up? Not that we really care but which is 'better' for a Briard? Os has always had a very soft coat, does the degree of 'wave' predict whether the adult coat will be soft or coarse? (I think Lorraine said a wavy coat would end up soft but I may be misremembering.)

Oh and a small PS for those of you who follow Ossie's progress, he is, touch wood, really well at the moment, full of bounce and his coat is getting better by the day. He is not terribly keen on Snoopy tho'....
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:04 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

We are delighted to hear Ossie is well. Very Happy Hope he soon changes his mind about Snoopy.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:46 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Mine all have different coats. Paygan and Aslan had a wavy coat and very course, Both fawns. My 3 blacks, Tia has a wavy coat but softer. Bo straighter coat and course. Zorro very wavy and very course. They should be course and rugged. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:06 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I've read that either coarse or soft is equally acceptable but soft is easier to keep in good shape?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:20 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

The Breed Standard states a course coat is correct.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:52 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

From the Breed Standard on the Briard Association Website:-

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Long, not less than 7 cms (2 ins) on body. Slightly wavy and very dry. A fine dense undercoat required all over body. Head carries hair forming a moustache, beard and eyebrows, lightly veiling eyes.


No mention of coarse or soft.

I'm interested in how likely a wavy pup is to be a wavy adult and does wavy in any way predict adult softness - or not!!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:31 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Dillon (fawn) had a wavy coat as a puppy and now at 3 and 1/2 years old has a lovely long wavy coat and I'd say it is coarse in texture. I've just been and measured his coat at the shoulder and it's 13 inchs long,
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:50 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Wow - that is a LOT of fur!! Impressive.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:21 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Sorry to add. Course means Dry. Puppies are arent softer and fluffy until they change into Adult coats Smile I wouldnt worry unless you are showing x

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:07 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

So glad Ossie' s doing well. Roxy's coat is very fine and wavy, not really very coarse at all, they all seem to be different. It was fascinating at Crufts to see all the varying coats.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:51 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

so pleased Ossie is well ....snoopy will win him over Very Happy Chipster sends her love woof woof Very Happy
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