Brushing and an occasional trim will keep your medium-coat dog looking good. These dogs do have a bit more hair than their smooth-coated counterparts, but are still fairly low-maintenance on the grooming side. Dogs with medium coats are often northern breeds that have relatively short but thick hair. The fur of a medium coat dog is about an inch long. Many of these dogs have double coats with short hair close to the body and a longer exterior coat. This double layer helps protect against cold temperatures. German shepherds and Siberian huskies are two breeds with double coats.
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Some Havanese carry a shorthaired recessive gene. If two adults with this recessive gene have a , it is possible that some of the puppies will be born with smooth coats. A Havanese with a short coat cannot be shown and is a disqualification in the show arena, meaning it would not be allowed to participate in a dog show, however it is not a medical factor and in no way affects the dog itself. A short-coated Havanese looks very different when full grown than a long-coated Havanese. Some have nicknamed the Havanese born with short coats Shavanese. Around 1980, several German breeders started finding odd-coated puppies in litters along with regular Havanese. As these pups matured they did not grow full coats like their other littermates. They had feathering on the skirts, tail, legs, chest and ears—the rest of the body hair was close lying. They oddly enough grew up to have smooth coats. Breeders got together and found that this was happening in other litters of Havanese and was not a chance genetic mutation in one single litter, but something carried in a lot of Havanese as a recessive gene. These dogs were called smooth-coated Havanese, but have picked up the name Shavanese somewhere along the line. The short-coated Havanese are not showable or breedable, however they are perfectly healthy.
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Breeds with very short coats and little or no undercoat or body fat, such as Greyhounds, are vulnerable to the cold. Dogs with a low cold tolerance need to live inside in cool climates and should have a jacket or sweater for chilly walks.
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Dog fur comes in short coats, long coats — and everything in between — and ranges from curly to straight, puffy to wiry, bald to long. Some dogs come equipped with dreadlocks and a few have no hair at all (or very little)!ome dogs have thick, long, flowing coats while others have short, dense, hard, shiny hair. Dogs with short, smooth coats require very little grooming and upkeep, and for many people that makes them the perfect family member. No matter what purpose you're hoping a new four-legged friend will fill, there's a suitable breed of dog with short, smooth hair.