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Hi there, (I'm new here, please be nice if this is the wrong place D:) I just got a little chow mix puppy from the shelter a couple days ago (she's now 10 weeks old) and I'm somewhat curious as to what she may look like when she gets bigger.

the problem is, I only know what her mother looks like.
the mother was brought, pregnant, into the shelter. she was a black chow chow with a rough coat (I think that's the one that looks more like BC fur). she wasn't purebred as far as they know.

I THINK that short hair is a dominant trait... so the mother must have had two recessive alleles.

anyway, we think that the puppy might be some kind of a lab/chow mix.
her hair is not really smooth (see the picture of her tail, my camera's bad and that picture shows what her fur is like all over her body). it's around 1/2 inch to an inch long on her back and neck and backs of her legs. her ears are pretty furry... her hair just got longer recently too.

the people at the shelter also said that she looks more chow chow with her pointy ears, face, and back spots on the tongue.

I'm not really sure what information I can supply that would help in making a guess, but if you need more, I can supply it.

(by the way, she's a shiner and has a more blue tint to her fur than in the pictures. I just have a crappy camera.)
pictures:
head - http://i40.tinypic.com/14buhs5.jpg http://i44.tinypic.com/16h6df8.jpg http://i43.tinypic.com/2s79csk.jpg http://i41.tinypic.com/1zqrd07.jpg
back/neck - http://i39.tinypic.com/2quhmas.jpg
tail - http://i44.tinypic.com/2wc3e4g.jpg
legs - http://i43.tinypic.com/vyqcn9.jpg http://i39.tinypic.com/2e3b9md.jpg http://i39.tinypic.com/2zi4rvn.jpg

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With a mixed breed there's no way to know for sure but, at a complete guess, I'd say her hair will probably end up about the same as a Lab's or perhaps slightly longer. Does it really matter?
 

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oh my gosh! her little face is so darn cute!!

puppy fur is usually different than adult fur but i would say if it is pretty short now it will probably stay short as she gets older. my samoyed puppy had long fur right from the start.
 

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From what I've seen if it's going to be a fluffy dog it'll be a fluffy puppy......
Here are some pics of various pups will have longer/fluffier coats, although there probably some exceptions I think you'll have a short hair dog.


 
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