|Toto, CD, RN, CGC|
We don't do- doodles!!!
|Barked: Sun Mar 20, '11 5:18am PST |
|As young as eight weeks you will see the change in coat in many shorthaired breeds right at the base of the tail. This usually works up the spine and then down over the rest of the body over the first 5 or 6 months. The head is usually the last to change over. The puppy hair loss is not usually evident as it is a gradual process.
With coated dogs like my poodles the change is first evident as a different texture in the hair closest to the body and you can watch it move out as the hair grows. Their hair will actually change in the length of the shaft where a short haired dog usually just sheds out the puppy hair and replaces it with the adult.