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Q: Shasta?

February 3, 2013 | By Ches21 | 2 answers | Expired: 619 days ago

Ches21

So They had to completely shave Shasta when she was groomed because of bad Matts Shasta is a 10 year old American Eskimo Dog and her fur has started to grow back now but it is changing color it is growing back in like gray and black but she was entirely white before so why is some of the fur coming back in diffrent colors?

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daryl b.
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Feb 03, 2013

i am sorry ches i don't know i just wanted to say welcome back

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Feb 04, 2013

I've read that in breeds like eskies, chows, akitas, and others that have two different types of hair (a soft undercoat and the top coat made up of stiffer, thicker guard hairs), the hair will grow back differently if they're shaved down completely. Different texture, different color, etc. The only thing I can find online about it is this article which kind of supports that theory but says it will come in lighter. (ezinearticles.com/?Not-All-Dogs-Benefit-From-A-Summer-Haircut-or-Shave-Down&id=188653) Maybe with white dogs it comes in darker, I can't say for sure. I suggest calling your vet and asking their opinion.

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