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Adult coat?

Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by MMSmith, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. MMSmith

    MMSmith Good Dog

    Is there much difference between a puppy coat and an adult coat on an Amstaff or APBT? Many breeds you hear about the adult coat coming in, but I can't say as I ever have about these guys.

    Rhys is five months old and still seems to have that super soft and fine puppy coat. Most adults I have met have a 'harsher' coat, so to speak. When should I expect some changes or his adult coat to come in?
  2. Beki

    Beki Good Dog Premium Member

    Faith still has a soft coat at 2, but then again, she is a mutt.
    IMO, diet and over all health and wellness play a huge role in the texture and and harshness of their coat.
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  3. MyDogMoe

    MyDogMoe Puppy

    It really depends on the dog most will but mixes like my cousins pit x lab has a really soft coat still and he's about 3-4 but moe already lost his puppy coat and has a harder coat and he's still a couple months shy of 2
  4. Kit

    Kit Good Dog

    I think you'll see a bigger difference in dogs with more coat than a Pit or Pit mix.
    I have friends with longer haired dogs (Aussies, Belgians, Shelties, etc) They blow their coats twice a year and on some dogs it's pretty noticeable.
    Frankie just turned 2 and her coat hasn't changed much, maybe a LITTLE coarser, but she is still super soft.
  5. MsAcer

    MsAcer Good Dog

    Or dog with hair coats such as poodles...
  6. Elliehanna

    Elliehanna GRCH Dog

    Yea I think it depends, Goren has a mixture, very stiff tail fur and fur over his back up to his shoulders then his chest/legs/neck/face are really soft. The Keeshonds I grew up with were consistently fluffy their entire body and soft, the difference in puppy to adult coats for Goren was not that much, same length and parts of him are about the same softness but for the Keeshond it was length and the texture was different.
  7. MMSmith

    MMSmith Good Dog

    I'm genuinely curious. APBTs and Amstaffs are one of the few breeds I haven't read or heard anything about when it comes to the difference between puppy and adult coats.

    I suppose it's a minimal difference compared to coated breeds.
  8. kady05

    kady05 Krypto Super Dog

    You might notice a small difference, but not much really. Amstaffs should have a nice short, "tight" coat.
  9. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    This. There's a difference, but it's extremely minuet most of the time when comparing to other breeds.

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