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    We've got a 1 year-old pup with a very unique coat. I'm just curious if anyone as seen similar dogs (other than golden doodles or Chesapeakes ) . Her coat is extremely short, thin, and super curly. The texture is more wiry or wooly than soft.

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    Yes, both my girls are short haired Golden's...they both are top field lines, and the breeders are trying to get the shorter hair, works better in the field, and you get all the good stuff that Golden's bring forward! On the left is Maddie (10yrs) and the right is Foxy (19mo.) Foxy is also shown on my post icon...Foxy's mother is a Topbrass dog.....from Jackie Merten's




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    I have produced two or three super-curly dogs out of a total of four golden breedings. The tight hair curls seems to run in certain lines.
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    Yes, have seen a couple of these "Brillo-Pads". In actuality, they pick up cockle burs as well as the "regulars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JS View Post
    Yes, have seen a couple of these "Brillo-Pads". In actuality, they pick up cockle burs as well as the "regulars.

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    But much easier to get out than with the 'regulars'...

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    The tight wavy coat has been around since the breed was very young.

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    I love the old photos!

    Any photos of the English Creams?
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    That's good to hear. I was concerned that she might have a thyroid issue or something. I'm still a little concerned about how thin her coat is. Hopefully her undercoat thickens up as the weather cools. We hunt over water all winter. Those are beautiful dogs in the pictures above. Thanks for the feedback, guys.

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    While the curly coat would not bother me, I would still run a thyroid panel to ensure there is no underlying issue with the thinness of the coat. I have a young Golden whose littermate has a "brillo" coat. My pup has a wavy coat but it was very thin and had a harsh texture. When tested, she was hypothyroid. Supplementation has made a huge difference in her coat as well as her overall health.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PHRGold View Post
    We've got a 1 year-old pup with a very unique coat. I'm just curious if anyone as seen similar dogs (other than golden doodles or Chesapeakes ) . Her coat is extremely short, thin, and super curly. The texture is more wiry or wooly than soft.

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    I had one like that. Even the whiskers were curly.
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