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I have yet to try this personally but I was told by an Aussie breeder that giving the dog a 1/2 tsp of lard in their food 1x and if the dog can handle it 2x a day gives her bitches an amazing coat. I'm going to try this after I look at more info but I figure testing it with such a small amount won't kill her immediately. Oh she would only do it for 1 month after the season since she didn't want to give the dog a cholesterol attack. I don't know if it would work with males, this just helped the coat grow in fuller and faster.

Genetics dictate how much coat a dog is capable of growing. I would NOT feed lard as this is putting the dog at high risk for pancreatitis.
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As PG,has said, it is genetic. Feeding lard is asking for so many things... Diarrhea, pancreatitis,etc. Fat will not thicken nor lengthen a coat...
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