Posted 16 November 2007 - 01:08 AM
When Teddie's hair started to grow I thought as it got longer it would pull it straight and it would become silky, but it's not looking that way. His hair is just getting more and more fluffy.
My question is is there really two coat types or does the fluff go away? Most of the Shih Tzu's with the grown out coat have the sily texture and while they do have matting they don't have as much. So how worth it is it to keep growing Teds coat out?
I think I remember Gingerbreads mommmy said she keeps his hair in a puppy cut so he doesn't get matted. And I'm starting to see the reasoning behind it all. Every day I'm taking a matt off of Teddie and it's pretty old.
I wanted some input because while I love his coat and have been working on growing his hair out for the last six months how pretty is he really going to be with long hair if he's just a huge fluff?
Posted 16 November 2007 - 02:54 AM
Edited by Luvntzus, 16 November 2007 - 02:54 AM.
Posted 16 November 2007 - 03:31 AM
That bums me out! Teddie's coat isn't that bad and he gets brushed through out the day and then a good amount of time before bed and then again durning the day and I don't really mind that. He has kind of a half and half coat. His head is pretty silky, but his back and butt are super fluffy.
Posted 16 November 2007 - 09:01 AM
Posted 16 November 2007 - 09:36 AM
This after he fininsh blowing coat.
Edited by Tam, 16 November 2007 - 10:19 AM.
Posted 16 November 2007 - 09:36 AM
Edited by Tam, 16 November 2007 - 09:37 AM.
Posted 16 November 2007 - 10:03 AM
Merrit - How old is Teddie?
Posted 16 November 2007 - 10:12 AM
Edited by Tam, 16 November 2007 - 10:13 AM.
Posted 16 November 2007 - 10:26 AM
I'm hoping Rogan has the silky coat.
Posted 16 November 2007 - 10:55 AM
Posted 16 November 2007 - 10:58 AM
Edited by Tam, 16 November 2007 - 10:59 AM.
Posted 16 November 2007 - 12:03 PM
Posted 16 November 2007 - 04:32 PM
Eve and JoJo have the thick, cottony undercoat and when they were in a long coat it was straight and flowing, soo prettty. Choco has a more smooth silky undercoat (hence his fur being like butter, literally). His top coat when he was full coated was silky and smooth and gorgeous.
So really I have to see what his coat is going to do once it has grown out a ways..? Here is a picture of Teddie shortly after he is fully groomed.
But that only lasts so many hours. When I bursh him our and blow him dry while combing him he looks all nice and five minutes later..he looks like a rag doll. :sigh:
How old is Teddie?
He turned 2 years on Oct 31. of this year.
Posted 16 November 2007 - 04:58 PM
Posted 16 November 2007 - 08:58 PM
Posted 16 November 2007 - 09:04 PM
TeddiexRuxpin, it sounds like your guy doesn't have that bad of a coat and since you don't mind brushing him a lot, that's great!!
Edited by Luvntzus, 16 November 2007 - 09:06 PM.
Posted 16 November 2007 - 09:18 PM
Posted 16 November 2007 - 09:22 PM
Do you mind me asking a few questions?
I guess it depends on the parents. Trudy has heavy, thick hair. Really easy to deal with. Her hair is like mine. Regular hair, not fur. As long as I bathe and condition weekly and brush and comb daily, she doesn't get mats.
Bathing her weekly what shampoo do you use to keep her skin from drying out. TEddie gets a bath every 2-3 weeks depending on how dirty he is.
And also when bathing her so much what do you use for flea treatment? Washing so much I'd think would effect it.
She is a beauty!
Posted 17 November 2007 - 12:09 AM
We don't have fleas, but she is on Interceptor and Frontline. Baths are fine.
Bathing is great for allergies also. Just have to get the right products. Each dog is different.
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