Coat Length

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Serena van- der Woofsen

I'm right behind- ya!
Barked: Mon Oct 6, '08 8:44am PST 
I just took Serena to the vet and he said her coat won't grow out long like the show dogs. He said her coat was more like a field dog. What does this mean? Is there a difference?

Personally I don't care if she has a show coat as I can imagine it requires a lot more maintenance. I just wanted to get an idea of what her coat would look like once it grows out.

When you're- chocolate, life- is sweet!
Barked: Sat Oct 18, '08 7:13pm PST 
I've never seen a cocker with a smooth coat like Serena's. Are you sure she's a purebred? She is beautiful, and definitely has a cocker spaniel head, but the body is unlike the breed. Your vet is right: form the photos, it looks like her coat won't grow to the full cocker length. You're right, too: the long thick coat is a lot of work!