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not enough hair to keep warm?

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Member Since
04/11/2010
 
 
Barked: Tue Oct 2, '12 11:19am PST 
My delightful English Setter Rosie has short, silky white hair with brown ticks. Since she's almost always running full steam when we're outdoors, she doesn't get cold. But her underside is very thinly covered with hair; her skin is plainly visible. Is this normal? She gets lots of scratches on her belly running through brush, etc. She's 5 now, and although I don't hunt I take her on long hikes in the woods, and she loves it. She roams widely but knows to come find me every 5-10 minutes.

Do others' setters have more hair? Joan
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