awkward adolescent coat

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I've seen a few mentions of "awkward" coat stages, usually referring to adolescent Pyrs. Just wondering what to expect with that - could someone please share a photo or link to a photo?

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Pyr coats
by: Anonymous

'Awkward' is not the word to describe the beautiful Pyrenees coat. They develop their full coat over 2 years from birth.
Look at the photos the registered breeders of pure Pyrenees dogs have posted on this site. There are multiple examples on this site of Pyrenees dogs in all stages of coat development. Its not awkward and its not 'just fur'. Their full coat is a miracle of several layers of soft down, undercoat and overcoat. A mature Pyrenees full coat actually sheds dirt, and rain or snow does not penetrate to the skin.
At the spring molt, a daily groom will produce the soft down undercoat. This can be saved and hand spun into lovely soft yarn for knitting Pyr mitts or touques. The downy undercoat will be regrown when the weather turns cold in the fall.
All stages of the Pyrenees coat are gorgeous, in spite of what you may have heard. Take care of it and it will be a show-stopper. : )


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