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Hmmm..I didn't know how to phrase the subject...lol :shock:

Gizmo is long haired as you all have seen. When we got him he looked like a chubby bear, his hair now is shedding constantly, I mean you can't wear black and hold him. Also it is getting wispy towards the legs, so the bulk of the long hair is on top and gets thinner as it tapers to the leg. The texture has changed also, it is longer and thinner. I know they get whispy, but the shedding!!

Gizmo is my second dog, I had a poodle before so I never dealt with coat changes.

Anybody else going or went through a similar change? Maybe because we are in the heat his hair is doing a major change???

His hair is thin now, especially under his belly... :lol:
 

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Oh good, I thought Gizmo was molting...lol

I had no idea it took that long for his full coat to grow in, I suppose it makes sense, I know babies go through hair changes so why not a puppy? I was just so suprised at the amount he was shedding, and it is a lot thinner, he used to look like a little wolf!

His hair is changing colors too, I'm glad I'm not the only one..... :toothy7:
 

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chloe said:
I think Chloe already went through this..I hope! She looks nothing like the puppy I picked up in February! She was pure snow white with short CURLY fur :lol: And floppy ears...some chi! Everyone thought she was a really tiny maltese poodle mix.

I was so concerned though, because I didn't think she would ever be a "longhair" chi. I still am a bit, because she's not nearly as fluffy as all of the longhaired babies I've seen here! Her fur is about 1 - 1 1/2 inches on her back and neck and really fluffy around and on her ears but that's all, and her fur doesn't puff out like everyone elses, it just lays flat?

Oh well, it's comforting to hear she still has quite a while to get in a full coat, if she ever will! (Both of her parents were short haired chis so is it even possible??)

Hmmm :?:
Gizmo's dad was the long haired and his mom was short haired...she had a litter of 4 and 2 came out short haired and 2 long haired.

Since your brought that up I wonder if that could make a difference in their coat being fluffier. Because at this point Gizmo's hair is thin, very straight and flat too.
 

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I'll post some pics tommorrow so you can see the difference, my little skinny choopie choop...lol

Jasmine definately looks like an applehead, My little cousin saw Gizmo and said, he looks like the Brain, from Pinky and the Brain...(the cartoons) hehehe...I love his perfectly round apple-dome head :D

We need to post regular pics, so as they get older we can compare their changing coats! :wave:
 

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Yeah, I know. I'm just not much of a photographer, though. I really need to get a decent camera. After my chi, Tia, went to the bridge last year, I was really bummed that I only had one or two decent pics of her. I've done a little better with Jasmine, but really should take pics more often.
My mom is the one with the digi cam, so I have to wait until I go to her house and take pics. I don't have many pictures of my Joey when he was a puppy and I sooooo miss that! So what I am doing is starting a puppy scrapbook, I bought all the stuff from Target, anyway, I am making pictures of Gizmo with my Joey, so when Joey leaves us to be in Heaven I have pictures of both of my boys...(ugh...I hate speaking of that) So anyway...I got puppy stickers and bones...I'm rambling..

I just love my babies!!

HEHEHE...I have a pink face...LOL :D
 

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chloe said:
I have not one, but two! digital cameras, so my chi gets PLENTY of camera time!! Heheh..maybe too much even :oops:
There is NO SUCH THING as too many chi or doggie pictures... :wave:
 
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