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Deerhound Coat and Hand Stripping 4 years 1 month ago #41450

Would like to know if a Deerhound's coat can change over time.

Every spring/summer I hand strip my three deeries coat. This helps keep them more comfortable in the Summer's heat and removes all the white with dark tip hairs. By Fall everyone's coat has grown in nicely for the Winter. This year everyone's coat grew back, but my one girls coat is not as robust in texture and fullness as in prior years. Just wondering if others have noticed changes in coats and how much coats change over time with hand stripping and/or age.


This is East (almost done hand stripping one summer)
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Deerhound Coat and Hand Stripping 4 years 1 month ago #41451

Love the name! The only changes I have noticed is after spaying the quality of the coat changes for the worse and as they get older.
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Deerhound Coat and Hand Stripping 4 years 1 month ago #41455

Well my girl is 6 going on 7. Age may be the factor. Her coat was always very coarse. There is now a softness and in the past, her coat would have grown in much more in length and fullness than what it is right now. She does not seem to mind the cold with less of a coat this year. I wonder if next year's coat may revert back.

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