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Do some wirehairs not have a beard?

 
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PostPosted: 02/17/06, 7:33 pm    Post subject: Do some wirehairs not have a beard? Reply with quote

I have a german wirehair that looks more like a shorthair but has the wirehair. Is that possible?
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PostPosted: 02/17/06, 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, this is very possible. You have a "shorthair" type that can occur due to the genetics of the breed. Your breeder probably realized this when he/she sold you the pup. Unless, you had intended to breed, this will have no affect on the dog's ability. You may actually enjoy the lower maintenance with such a dog.

By the time pups are 7-8 weeks old, it is very evident which pups are more likely "shorthair" types. Although a few pups may fool you by developing short whiskers later on, the absence of any whiskers as well as any feathering between the toes or ear fringe indicates a higher likelihood that a pup will be a "shorthair" type. But, I've known a few folks that prefer them.
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