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This is Marek vom Frolich Haus, the dog I have a deposit on and am going to get 4/6. I wish he wasn't plush-coated, but otherwise, I really like him. He's out of Alk v Osterburg Quell and Unit Gymor, and is IPO3,Sch3, and personal protection trained. What do you guys think of these dogs? He's a Grim grandson.

 

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Connie Sutherland said:
Wow! He is gorgeous! What does \"plush-coated\" mean?
Means the dog looks like a long haired cuddly teddy bear :) Cujo's dad was plush coated. As far as I know, all plush coated GSD's have only one coat, not 2 (undercoat and top coat), but don't quote me on that, I could be wrong.... maybe there's some double coated dogs with a plush topcoat, I've never seen em though. It's a genetic thing.
 
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Plush-coated is a \"long stock coat\" or a dog with an undercoat, whose outercoat is just longer than average. It is not a total disqualification like long hair because of the presence of the undercoat. That's what's necessary b/c GSDs are supposed to be weatherproof. He was one of 3 like this out of a litter of 9. You never know when it will crop up; there must be 2 genes for it in the parents for it to occur. He could be bred w/out producing any coated dogs if he were bred to a dog w/out the gene, or w/only one. So, there could be a short-haired dog w/the same likelihood of producing coated dogs as Marek. Neither of his parents are coated.

Mike, Will says he looks like something from Fraggle Rock, or a really angry Muppet. :lol:
 

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Jenni Williams said:
Plush-coated is a \"long stock coat\" or a dog with an undercoat, whose outercoat is just longer than average. It is not a total disqualification like long hair because of the presence of the undercoat. That's what's necessary b/c GSDs are supposed to be weatherproof. He was one of 3 like this out of a litter of 9. You never know when it will crop up; there must be 2 genes for it in the parents for it to occur. He could be bred w/out producing any coated dogs if he were bred to a dog w/out the gene, or w/only one. So, there could be a short-haired dog w/the same likelihood of producing coated dogs as Marek. Neither of his parents are coated.

Mike, Will says he looks like something from Fraggle Rock, or a really angry Muppet. :lol:
So plush literally means \"long hair with undercoat\" then?? Interesting. Learn something new every day!
 

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My \"Blaster is coated.He has an undercoat.A true longhair does not have an undercoat and supposedly cant stand the weather as well.i dont really like coated dogs but I seem to be a magnet for them.I have a long coated Mal also.

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Hondo's hair isn't like Blaster's, though.

Mike, Cujo has showlines, and in those, the coats are OFTEN what they call 'plush'. It's not really the same thing, from what I've learned. They don't have feathering or ear tufts. As long as it has an undercoat, working standards don't care how long the topcoat is. A longhair would be neutered b/c of weather issues and not meeting the standard.
 

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Hey Jenni, he's a really good looking well bred mean looking teddy bear :lol: People used to say \"plush coated dogs track better\". I don't know why they said it, has no basis, but used to hear it from, more than 1 person (& no, those that said it didn't own them). Also, I assume you will be the \"go to\" person for how to get rid of shedding hair?
 

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Yes but can he run fast enough to catch them?? :wink: :lol:

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\"Gentlemen,\" I am NOT trying to find a boyfriend 8) .

Susan, from all I've read, they shed LESS THAN or equal to stock-coated dogs. Many people with both say their coated dogs shed less, maybe because the fur is not as coarse and heavy as a shorter coat? It's possible; my fluffy boy's shedding goes totally unnoticed b/c Caleb has such black, coarse, heavy hairs...all over everything... :(
 

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He is one of the prettiest teddy bears I've ever seen. I like the plush coats... I wihs Marsha had one. (btw thanks for explaining the difference. I didn't know either)

Good luck with him. How old is he?
 
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He's 6. Otherwise, I'd never be able to afford an IPO3 dog also scenario trained :lol: .

I really had to get used to the fuzz, but I'm ok with it I guess; I just have a mental image of what a GSD should look like, and, well, I guess I need to adjust it. :wink:
 

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Jenni - congrats. :D I'm usually not a fan of the plush coats, but he is very attractive. And I like his dam. I've seen her up close and personal, and she is a very nice bitch.

Can't wait to hear what he's like when you get him home!!
 

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Alicia Mertz said:
Jenni - congrats. :D I'm usually not a fan of the plush coats, but he is very attractive. And I like his dam. I've seen her up close and personal, and she is a very nice bitch.

Can't wait to hear what he's like when you get him home!!
So what is Unit like?Her temperment?

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Jenni Williams said:
\"Gentlemen,\" I am NOT trying to find a boyfriend 8) . ...Susan, from all I've read, they shed LESS THAN or equal to stock-coated dogs. Many people with both say their coated dogs shed less, maybe because the fur is not as coarse and heavy as a shorter coat? It's possible; my fluffy boy's shedding goes totally unnoticed b/c Caleb has such black, coarse, heavy hairs...all over everything... :(
I love that look. He is beautiful!
 
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Thanks Connie. I'd be terrified to post a pic of him anywhere else...except that I'm buying him from Will! :lol: I read the thing on coated dogs, and OUCH. Harsh. I asked Will what he thought-\"I don't give a shit about hair; I care about teeth!\" :lol:
 

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Greg Long said:
So what is Unit like?Her temperment?

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I didn't get to see her working or anything, Greg. Wish I had... When I picked up Jaeger three years ago, the people I got him from had her. She was in their house. She allowed me in, sniffed me, and then watched quietly from the other side of the room as I \"met\" my pup and did all the paperwork. I do remember that she seemed very good natured but serious, and she was absolutely stunning. Large female...nice pigment.
 
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