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Does she need more coat? Also, coat care tips!

Hey all.. Been awhile since posted on here. Lilly is maturing nicely. She will be 2 in 8 more days! Time sure does fly! So Ive not done any conformation shows lately, part of it because we did the Rally ring, part because of her coat. Well cant sign up for Rally again until she has done her heat cycle, shes due any day now. Now just seeing if I should wait some more to let her coat really come in (more so the feathering). Did a bath again today with her and just trimmed her feet this time. Any tips or thoughts on her? Also, wondering what exactly are your routines to keep your dogs coat in tip top shape? Like how often do you bathe? What shampoos/conditioners do you like? Brush more than once daily? Those kind of things I would really appreciate some help! Heres some pics!
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Charlie- Boxer (1st "child" together)2/19/02-3/18/12
Julie- golden (heart dog) 5/6/96-3/3/07
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A little more feathering would look awesome, especially if you are up against girls with more, but I think she looks great anyways! : ) I would only say, maybe smooth down the longer hair on her shoulders/hackles with a comb so that it doesn't look like she has a dip in her topline. She's a very pretty girl though. I love how straight her front legs are when looking at her head on. Good luck!
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Thanks, I agree about the feathering. She is better than she was on the rear as she pulled out one side when she had her last heat but then her front feathers went after she blew coat. Its a never ending battle. Maybe I'll ask the sires owner as she was just at a dog show yesterday and see what she thinks how she looks and what the other dogs looked like in feathering. Lillys half brother got a Major yesterday. I think he only needs one more major and total of 5 pts to get his CH!
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Does she need more coat? Also, coat care tips!

We bathe 1x/week and blow dry with a forced air dog dryer. I use Crown Royale Biovite shampoo. Sometimes I use Chris Christensen Day to Day. I condition with Pro Grow. He gets misted with a Pro Grow/water mix before getting brushed. We try to brush everyday but I haven't done it all week. lol. Hope this helps.


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Wow! That's great about her brother! Congrats to him! I definately understand the battle for coat! I have a boy who is a little shy of a year and a half right now and he had great coat coming in up until about a week ago....He was put on a new vitamin and I was very sad as I blew him out after a bath and watched all his undercoat fly down the street : (. Needless to say, he's not getting anymore of that! He's being shown this weekend and I thought he was going to have a good chance...oh well. Live and and learn. : )
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Does she need more coat? Also, coat care tips!

He is probably just doing his year old puppy coat blow. It just happened to coincide with the new supplement.


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Our girls look a lot alike! I'm also struggling to get more coat to grow - after a heat cycle and a false pregnancy, to say the coat has suffered would be an understatement. I've started feeding 1/2 tsp of extra virgin coconut oil with one of the meals every day to get more Omega 6 into her diet. We also supplement with Omega 3. I'm bathing once a week with Isle of Dogs Royal Jelly and misting/brushing daily. It's hard to tell if this is making a difference. Where we're really struggling is tail feathers and butt feathers because when she's stressed or bored, she pulls them out. I've been trying to give her a bone when we're not home, this seems to work well.

My next steps are to try the ProGro conditioner that I've seen others on here recommend. I'm also going to try the DogZymes and Gro Hair from Nature's Farmacy. They're going to be at a show I'm attending this weekend, so I'm planning to stock up and avoid the shipping costs. I attached a blurry pic, we've got the arm feathers looking nice. I think frequent bathing and brushing has really helped this!

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