awkward adolescent coat

by mid
(USA)

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?

Comments for awkward adolescent coat

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

May 21, 2017
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
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. : )


Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Great Pyrenees Questions.









Breaking News

  1. Causes of death

    Sep 14, 21 07:13 PM

    My 10 year old male passed away unexpectedly...has no previous health issues..he was dry heaving when we woke in morning but settled in for snuggles....when

    Read More

  2. Millie

    Sep 08, 21 09:33 AM

    *ADOPTING PENDING* Millie came to us from the Kingston Humane Society. She was found as a stray with two other big white mixes. She is about 8-years-old,

    Read More

  3. Kobi

    Sep 08, 21 09:21 AM

    *ADOPTION PENDING* Kobi came to us when his family situation changed. Kobi is very friendly, with much energy. He loves kids, and is always happy to

    Read More

  4. Biting and chewing

    Sep 07, 21 10:12 AM

    I have a 4 month old GP pup. He is obsessed with chewing and biting everything within reach including humans. He is not aggressive or mean. I know he

    Read More

  5. Back feet turn in

    Sep 06, 21 04:47 PM

    Hi there and thanks for considering my question. I recently acquired a 10 week old purebred Great Pyrenees puppy whose rear feet (toes specifically) curl

    Read More

  6. Swimming motion with front legs

    Sep 04, 21 09:09 AM

    My great Pyrenees is just turning four. I’ve had him since he was a puppy and he has always had this peculiar behavior of lying on his side and moving

    Read More

  7. Edelweiss

    Aug 17, 21 08:36 AM

    Five days before her 13th birthday our beloved Edelweiss crossed the rainbow bridge peacefully with my hand on her head. We had a wonderful 3 years and

    Read More

  8. Tina

    Aug 11, 21 03:42 PM

    D.O.B. July 12, 2017 Located in Erin, Ontario This sweetheart Great Pyr came in because she became protective of the 10-year-old child when that child's

    Read More