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    Puppy (New Member)

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    Default Pyr mix blowing coat now???

    Hi new here, we have a GP mix ( looks very much like a GP ) we were told he may have Lab but don't know yet for sure. I got a DNA kit for Christmas and currently waiting for results. We adopted him in August from a NH rescue Wags and Wiggles ( Great People ) and he came from Mississippi. He is about 1.5 years old ( aprox ) and does not have a full long coat as you would see with a pure GP. his coat is medium-ish and has gotten much fuller since we got him. he definitely has the down undercoat that is blowing out now at the end of January? We live in the Boston area and have had a warm ( for us ) January. Has anyone ever seen this at this time of year? Our las dog was a black lab/GP mix, he also had the down undercoat but lost it in spring. He is healthy and very happy so don't believe there are any health issues.

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    Old Dawg (Senior Member) Jewel's Avatar

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    Blowing coat isn't always tied to the season. With purebred pyrs, it is pretty common for pups to go through a complete coat blow at around a year old. It goes on for several weeks and will literally look naked by the time they are done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jewel View Post
    Blowing coat isn't always tied to the season. With purebred pyrs, it is pretty common for pups to go through a complete coat blow at around a year old. It goes on for several weeks and will literally look naked by the time they are done.
    Thanks for the reply, he actually looks a lot like the one on the left in your avatar. When we got home he was close to a year and was pretty much bald on the stomach area so we figured he had had a coat blow before we got him, Due to Mississippi summer heat. Anyway good to know that it's not necessarily a seasonal thing.

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    Old Dawg (Senior Member) WildGrits's Avatar

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    Hi,

    Here is upstate NY, Jacques normally starts his blows in Mid January and Mid August. Each takes about a full month to complete.
    Melissa AKA Wild Girl Raised in the South

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