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acetheretriever
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Keep in mind Ace is my first golden.. but his puppy fur is still verrrrrry prevalent. He is almost 5 months and he's got long fluffy puppy fur with a thick stripe of his short adult fur down his back. Every other 5 month golden I see has pretty even fur with the puppy fur pretty much gone. Am I just overreacting? I brush him every day with a rake.
 

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That is perfectly normal. The long, usually wavy strip of coat down the back is the beginning of the adult coat. He will eventually lose the rest of his puppy fuzz and the remainder of the adult coat will come in, but it takes time. Some Goldens (especially the ones with thicker, longer coats) don't finish getting their complete adult coat until they are well over a year old, so you have quite a ways to go at just 5 months old.
 

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1st pic is of my girl at 4 months... still very much puppy fur. 2nd is at 5 months and what a change. Then just 4 months later at 8 months. She will be 2 in Feb and still has lots of puppy fur, looks like she is wearing sheepskin chaps :) but expecting to have all adult fur by spring. They all seem to have their own time table.

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1st pic is of my girl at 4 months... still very much puppy fur. 2nd is at 5 months and what a change. Then just 4 months later at 8 months. She will be 2 in Feb and still has lots of puppy fur, looks like she is wearing sheepskin chaps :) but expecting to have all adult fur by spring. They all seem to have their own time table.

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omg she looks normal compared to ace! he looks like a sheep on the sides
 

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