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|Barked: Mon Jun 3, '13 12:30pm PST |
|It is impossible to predict what happens to coat when you mix a terrier with a Tzu... one has hard, coarse coat the other has long silky coat and the two can combine to create cottony coats that constantly matt and have to be kept short AND brushed every day, or any other type of coat texture. The matting you are describing can likely be due to a mix of the two coats and have nothing to do with season at all. Most of these "designer" mixes are a nightmare for us poor groomers who have to deal with the mix of coat types!
Again, color in a mixed breed does not necessarily follow color patterns of either breed...most likely it will end up with a completely different color than EITHER breed has as an accepted color. It is extremely common for black coats to lighten up to gray in both terrier breeds AND in Tzus, so that can be a combination of both breeds, or either breed.
People always claim their mixed breed is more of one breed than the other, but, in fact, it IS a mix of 50% of each of the two breeds and it depends on which gene is expressed, there is never "MORE" of one breed than the other.
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