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Puppy coat?

by Sherri

My husband and I recently adopted a new baby boy! He is 12 weeks old. My question is will his coat thin as he grows older? It is straight but sort of thick and cottony right now. I have met his parents and they both have very thin, fine hair. Is this common? I am not really concerned but any imput will be greatly appreciated.


Please bear in mind when reading topics pertaining to health issues, that many of these questions were answered by helpful Maltese owners with no formal education in veterinarian medicine. When in doubt seek a professionals advise.

It is truly hard to say what type of coat your new found family member will have as he grows into adulthood. My general experience is that the thicker the puppy coat is the denser the adult coat will also be. This all depends on genetics and the lines that your pup came from. If you ever have a problem with keeping your little friends coat from matting or in general looking nice please come back here for some help or go to your breeder. I know everyone here is willing to help you out if they can. Good luck!!!
-Charity ..SnoCcrystal Maltese

I was concerned about my 3 month old puppy's coat. I thought it must be a "cotton" coat. But now, at 6 months old, her coat is hanging straight (except for a little on her chest) and it is silky. It just happened. I looked at a lot of puppy photos and most of them seem to be thick looking. I'm a novice, but hope this helps.

My pup Bacci at four months has a very thin and fine coat. His hair is very short on this back and gets longer down his back. when will this change?

My Lucca also appears to have a thin coat at 18 weeks of age. I just had him professionally groomed and trimmed for the first time and noticed that you can see his skin through the hair on his back (it's been cut to about 1" long in that area). Are there any dietary supplements that might aid in growing a thicker coat?

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