Basenjis are double coated?
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  • M

    Hi

    I have these question, are the basenjis double coated, i mean two layers of fur?

    My girls has i think only one, the new boy has a dense fur and leave a ton of fun on the brush.

    Cheers,

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  • S

    No Basenji's only have one coat. Some Basenji's have thicker coats than others.

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  • K

    Cricket does. In winter, she grows a downy under layer, but keeps her guard hairs. It sheds out for summer.

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  • Mine doesn't even have a full one layer. He had such fine hair as a puppy that the vet thought he had mange or something. He grows it out in in the summer and loses most of it in the winter…never figured out why that happens...should be the opposite in theory.

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  • L

    Foxy grows the downy undercoat at winter also - lulu and max do not. judy [d.2012] and albert [d.2013] did not.

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  • Basenjis are not double coated. When they blow coat, sometime seems that they are, but they are not

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  • K

    Our Lela grows a pretty thick coat in winter, Binti (her sister) not - depends greatly per individual.

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  • M

    thanks, i think my boy has too much fur.. lol

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  • Spayed/Neutered Baeinjs wil blow a much harder coat as the years go on….but it will happen the same time as intact males/females... and will usually be much heavier of a shed... not always the case, but rule of thumb

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  • Amen, Oakley seems to blow his coat twice a year but his spring shed it by far the worst. I can't even touch him with my finger without a porcupine effect of his hairs…I always know when he is getting close to blowing his coat because his dander starts to bother me..which unfortunately is happening at the moment. Hasn't started yet but I already can't wait for it to be over!!

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  • Elliot has a bit more coat than some Bs and when he sheds/blows his coat there is so much! I use a zoom groom on him several times a week and it really helps!

    http://www.chewy.com/dog/kong-dog-zoomgroom-raspberry-soft/dp/45798?utm_source=google-product&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=hg&utm_content=&utm_term=&gclid=CKy3k9Wgu70CFafm7Aodu0UAwQ

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  • In my experience, if they are exposed to cold weather they grow an impressive coat. When I lived in North Bay with my second girl, Lady, she grew a much thicker, coarser coat than any of my others have ever done. (and you should see my Arabian horses, since they have been wintering outside!!!) ;)

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  • @eeeefarm:

    In my experience, if they are exposed to cold weather they grow an impressive coat. When I lived in North Bay with my second girl, Lady, she grew a much thicker, coarser coat than any of my others have ever done. (and you should see my Arabian horses, since they have been wintering outside!!!) ;)

    They might grow an impressive coat, but they are not double coated… and once spayed/neutered I have found that they grow a more impressive coat most of the time.. usually takes a year or two after being spayed/neutered.... but still not a double coat... However it dispelled the rumor that Basenjis do not shed... because THEY DO!

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  • They certainly do, more than I would've expected…and those short stubby hairs prick you!!

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  • M

    Now Vito has less fur, because is so warm here, and he is more soft :-)
    He grow up on Mexico City and live outside now he lives on the south of Mexico with 40 degrees and he lives inside.. so.. he dont need that fur anymore

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