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?