Armani is growing up! He's now 21 months old
That dog looks about average for an adult male coat. Armani's is thin for a couple reasons: he has not been exposed to a full Wisconsin winter yet (he was 15 months old when he came here from Florida). And, he's young, so that coat still needs time to develop. He has long guard hairs along his back, so I suspect the undercoat will fill in over time.Thanks for sharing pretty Borzoi pictures
I'm sure I'll get a Borzoi someday. I can still remember when I attended a show and we were standing near the ring where the Borzoi were shown, and one of the owners put the leash of his dog into the hands of my little sister after seeing us watch in amazement. So awesome. Though I must say, I like Armani better than this dog, mostly because of the amount of fur.
Yup! It's a very slow-to-mature breed, and with Armani being SO large, he's going to mature even more slowly. I expect he will be physically mature at about 5 years old. His coat will be much fuller after this coming winter, because he will be outside as much as possible, to facilitate that (as well as to get exercise). Males tend to carry a lot more coat than bitches, so it does take them longer.How long does it take for the coat to fill out then? He's almost two years old now, so I guess it takes longer than that?
Thanks for the info ..... still my dream breed .... you just never know.These days, Armani and Henley are great companions. They play constantly. We put them outside as often as we can, so they exercise themselves like crazy. In winter, it helps them grow coat, too!
Armani is a sabled red. He's not a true sable, because a sable has black tips on the individual hairs. He has black hairs mixed in among the red, and so is not a true sable.
The ting is, though, don't get too hung up on color. In this breed, color is one of the least important things, so many breeders can end up with almost any color. Your best bet is to find a breeder who has good temperament, and good health.