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Coat Changes

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How much has your dog's coat changed as he or she has grown? How about from winter to summer?

The weather warmed up quick towards the end of last month, and has mostly tapered off to normal May temperatures for NJ. As soon as we had our first few hot days, Dexter began shedding like crazy. I guess it's the husky in him, because it certainly "blew". (And with our luck, the vacuum broke, so we had a nice layer of dog hair gathering on our area rug. Luckily we only have a few carpets and were able to borrow one!)

I wasn't expecting such a huge shed from him... but I was grooming him 2 or 3 times a day and still finding tumbleweeds of fur on the floor. My mom bought me an awesome retractable brush which makes grooming a breeze, and creates little sponge-sized dog hair clumps.

His shedding has finally started to taper off, and his coat feels different. His undercoat isn't as plush and soft. I'm hoping it's just a seasonal change, and not a puppy to adulthood change.
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I forgot about that... when we first got Dex at about 10 weeks, he had a bald belly. He looked like a little piggy when he was on his back. Since then he's grown long, soft fur in that area.
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