Dog Breed Info

Overview

About the Coat Type
The medium smooth coat type is referred to as being the most original, meaning it is closest to the wolf's and to the earliest dog's coat type. This coat is double, with a top coat and a thick or dense undercoat which is never longer than the topcoat. Also, this coat type has a closed structure, meaning that it lays flat instead of standing out and it must be straight, never curly. There is a visible coat growth direction and a natural coat growth pattern. 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 body and tail. The top coat is longer than the undercoat and lays flat, creating a jacket appearance with the beginning of a short apron, skirt and trousers, with furnishings on the legs. The length of the hair on the top of the tail is typically the same as the jacket, and the length of the hair underneath the tail is typically the same as the hair on the trousers, without giving a feathered or fringed appearance. As the name suggests, this coat has a smooth appearance, and demonstrates determined hair growth that naturally grows to a specific length and stops, and sheds in a block or band pattern.



Breed Example: German Shepherd Dog

Trim Style: Naturally Medium Smooth

Visible Coat Growth Direction: Yes

Coat Growth Pattern: Yes

Type of Coat Growth: Determined

Shedding Pattern: Block or Band

Coat Growth Terminology: Lower Apron; Skirt; Trousers; Leg Furnishings; Tail Furnishings


Brushing Schedule: 2 Weeks

Bathing Schedule: 2 Weeks

Grooming Schedule: 6 Weeks

Styling Schedule: NA
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