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Breeders...Question on Puppy Coats

6343 Views 17 Replies 10 Participants Last post by  daissyj

Quick question.... I'm getting really worried & stressed out that people are going to be disappointed in the coats of Daisy's F1 pups. Everyone wants a fluffy fleece coat and I am extremely honest and upfront with every little thing. I've even told some people that I think they should get an F1B or a multi gen instead of an F1. I would rather they be totally happy with a dog from another breeder than unhappy with one of mine. On some of these pups, you can see a slight wave or ripple of hair, and even the "stripe" down the back that has been mentioned before. Is that a sign that it will be more of a fleece coat or is there no way to tell at this point? At 4 weeks are you able to tell the coat type better? That is when I'm having people come and pick out their specific puppy so I'm hoping they will be able to tell. Help! A stressed out breeder!! :?

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Hi Julie, F1's are really hard to predict, like Nancy says, my Phoebe at 9 wks of age looked like a lab and now she is just gorgeous (not that labs aren't, but you know what I mean). I do think that 4 wks is a little early for people to be picking out their puppies because they are just starting to develop their own personalities at that age, some don't have their teeth all the way in, making it hard to tell if they have overbites or underbites and the coats will change dramatically over the following weeks. I know families are really eager to pick their puppies, but if you can hold them off for a couple of weeks, they would be able to tell more about them :)
Gorgeous dogs, all of them :!: :!: The Labradoodle has got to be the prettiest dog ever, I'm not at all partial :D :D
Julie, the puppies are gorgeous! Daisy should be proud :)
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