My mom and I both bought long hair chihuahua puppies [from different litters-breeders] back in july. When we bought them my guy was a fluffbucket and her's barely had longer hair than the smooth coats in her litter. As they grew they both sort of evened out, ie Quik is not a fluffbucket any longer and Coco has fluffed out a little. Both of our breeders said it can take up to 1 year for them to fully develope their long hair but I don't know personally. This is my first chihuahua and I haven't really read much about their coat types developing anywhere. Usually long coats get as much attention as saying "chihuahuas come in long and short coats." or talking about how you need to brush a long coat more often-duh. My grandmother bred chihuahuas when my mother was a teenager-young lady but her breeding pair were both fawn smoothcoats who had litters of mostly fawns, fawns and blacks, and a few parti's here and there. She can only remember one long coat puppy while she lived at home and they also sold him so she doesn't know how his coat came in.
I'm not going to love Quik any less if he stays in this mullet phase forever I'm just curious as to other's experience with long haired chi's and how their coats grew in. His hair was pretty short for a while now but it's starting to get longer now around his head, his tale, the backs of his legs, wherever it should be getting longer....and it does feel thicker than a smooth coat's coat but he's nowhere near a full long coat. He's going on 7 months now so I'm thinking he's on the right track but yet I saw another long hair chi out the other day who had a full long hair coat and he was 5 months!
I just gave him a bath and Quik looks very handsome:) After I give him a bath his hair is all crimped looking. I kinda wish it would stay that way but when I'm done brushing him it lays straight again....and he will NOT let me stop brushing until I have brushed him to his smooth satisfaction. My dog is so vain....I'd love to just not brush him after his bath cuz a crimped mullet that would be awesome in a Ohio kind of way!
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