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      Quote Originally Posted by Shelley View Post
      I probably exaggerated a bit, they aren't totally naked or anything, but this years blow was Bad. And Long. Plus spayed dogs keep a heavier coat, we call it "spay coat" thicker denser heavier coat year round. My intact bitches shed much differently.
      Interesting...I never knew that. It seems to fly in the face of what happens to women after menopause (Mother Nature's spay).

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      Quote Originally Posted by Shelley View Post
      I probably exaggerated a bit, they aren't totally naked or anything, but this years blow was Bad. And Long. Plus spayed dogs keep a heavier coat, we call it "spay coat" thicker denser heavier coat year round. My intact bitches shed much differently.
      I’ve found my older spayed bitches have a heavier and wavier/curlier coat than when they were younger and intact. Can’t tell how much is due to age and how much due to spay status as we tend to spay them as they are getting older. I have noticed that Chloe sheds more year round than she did before being spayed, while the two intact yellows are like Chloe when she was younger (and intact) and have more of a seasonal shed. Cookie’s seasonal shed coincided with her hormonal shedding this year (she may have had a mild false pregnancy after her last season) so she literally WAS naked for a few days. Absolutely zero undercoat and skin showing through on her flanks and armpits. That thankfully didn’t last long as her coat started coming back in very quickly and is now (6 weeks later) back to normal.
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      Cookie (Jamrah’s Legally Blonde, BN) 6/4/2015
      Sassy (Jamrah’s Blonde Ambition, BN) 6/4/2015

      Chloe (HIT HC Windsong’s Femme Fatale, UDX4, OM5) 6/7/2009


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      Scully (Coventry's Truth Is Out There, UD, RN) 4/4/1996 - 6/30/2011
      Our foster Jolie (UCh Windsong’s Genuine Risk, CDX, WC) 5/26/1999 - 3/2/2014
      and Mulder (Coventry’s I Want to Believe, UD, VER, WC, RN) 5/26/1999 - 4/20/2015

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