|Papillons do shed....twice / year
But since Papillons have a "single coat" ( no under
coat), they shed a little less than those dogs with a
You will have less of a problem by brushing your
dog regularly. This way you catch most of his hair .
If your Papillon get stressed (Bitches post whelping,
health problems, insufficient diet) loose also hair
besides their regular shedding time. Hair loss and
Shedding should be differentiated.
|How long will his coat be....?
The length of the Papillons hair is developed mostly depending on his genes, but also on his food, health, environment,
grooming, and, sable/red colored Papis seem to get less ear fringe.
Spay and neutered dogs grow also a better hair coat.
Look at his pedigree to evaluate the length of hair coat his parents, grandparents have.
Genes do not "blend" or mingle. If mom is short coated, dad is long coated, then your puppy may get the short coat
from mom. (or long coat from dad)
Feed a wholesome diet, not a diet packed with "fillers", and very little nutrients.
Use a little "spritz" (water) when brushing. Gently brush, or otherwise you will break his hair, or even pull it out;
especially his ear fringe.
Also warmer climates will produce less hair coat than if you would live in cooler climates.
|Papillons will start to grow their adult hair coat
at about 7-8 months of age.
At about 15 months they will make another
slight change to get their final look.
It takes quite some time to grow all their
beautiful hair coat, especially those ear fringes.
So, be patient and don't assume your dog is
not getting that nice desired long coat!
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