Dog Breed Info


About the Coat Type
The rough Nordic coat type has the same overall appearance as a rough coat type, but exhibits a coat growth pattern that is more typical of many of the northern breeds. The breeds with this coat type have determined hair growth, which means that the coat grows to a specific length, determined by the individual breed, creating the overall silhouette naturally. The coat growth pattern is most obvious in the contrast between the short hair on the head and legs, and the longer hair on the neck, body and tail, which forms a well defined mane, a jacket, a skirt and trousers, with feathering on the legs and a full, plumed tail. The rough Nordic coat type has the same overall characteristics as the rough coat type with the only exception being the structure. The amount of undercoat lifts the topcoat, giving a somewhat open appearance to the coat, with this most apparent in a full winter coat rather than a summer coat, in which it is less apparent. The lifting of the topcoat is due to the ratio between the topcoat and undercoat, which sets this coat type apart from the rough coat type, which has fewer undercoat hairs per topcoat hair.

Breed Example: Pomeranian

Trim Style: Silhouette Tidy; Body Contour; Lion

Visible Coat Growth Direction: Yes

Coat Growth Pattern: Yes

Type of Coat Growth: Determined

Shedding Pattern: Block or Band

Coat Growth Terminology: Mane; Skirt; Trousers; Leg Furnishings; Tail Furnishings

Brushing Schedule: 2 Weeks

Bathing Schedule: 2 Weeks

Grooming Schedule: 6 Weeks

Styling Schedule: 6 Weeks
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