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I've been reading about guard hairs on this forum and I assume they are the stiffer hairs that run along the top of the back? Cody is soft all over and very wavy but he does have the stiffer hairs along his back. They are wavy and not as stiff as a lab's but they are stiffer than the rest of him. He is shedding a lot right now but I've noticed it's only the super fine fuzz. Is he starting to blow his coat? He was born Sept.25 so he's about 4mo-old. I haven't seen much shedding from his longer hairs. From your experience, do guard hairs indicate a shedding dood?
 

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I'm charging my camera battery and I'll try to get a photo of Mr. Handsome on here this afternoon. He's kind of funny looking right now. He has his "regular" hair and then then he has these little fluffy patches sticking out now and then. I keep finding little clumps of the fuzzy stuff. He's pretty funny looking. I brush him a lot right now to keep the hair loss down to a minimum. I know 4mo seems early to lose the puppy hair but that has to be what this is. I can rub all over him and pull hard on a handful of hair and only the little fuzzies come out. He just boarded for nine days :cry: so I think I'll see a little more stress-related hair loss over the next week.
 

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Photos of Cody's coat

Excuse me while I gag - Cody just let one fly right under my chair...How can such a cute little guy make such a big stink! :oops:

Anyway, here are some photos of Cody's coat. He doesn't photograph as wavy as he really is but you can get the idea. He's four months next week. I hope the photos work.

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Okay, how did you get him to pose like that!??? LOL He is adorable!

His coat is very much like my Bayley's was at that age. She had a bit more on her ears, but she had those different lengths of hair too...and she shed up until (and throughout) she turned a year old. Then she stopped!

Her coat got very curly along her back and on her face, but straighter on her tail and a bit spindly on her legs.

Really...she did shed the entire time. I didn't know when she blew her puppy coat because she was always shedding. But I guess that she did, indeed, blow her puppy coat because she doesn't shed any more!

I don't know if that will happen to you and Cody or not...I also have Bayley's sister, Lexie, and she still sheds. (But her coat is thicker and more coarse too.)

And the gas??! Oh, my gosh, they ought to find a way to use that stuff to power rockets or something! Phew!
 

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I'm too sexy for my collar....too sexy for collar....so sexy it hurts........

Who sang that song anyway.

Cody is a slowpoke so he's pretty easy to photograph. We call him speedy when we're teasing him. I hope this shedding stops. I can handle a year. I'm still not having as much trouble with my allergies. I guess this is like the awkward, gawky teen years for humans. Thanks for the nice comments about my baby boy.
 

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What a cutie patootie :!:
 

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Such a cutie!
Since I'm not the dog person of the family I was all for the low shedding aspect of the LDs. Well...naturally Chester is a shedder. I'm learning to live with it because his personality. I'm a sucker for this guy.
 
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