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Hair on back not lying flat

Jamie NavarroJamie Navarro Posts: 1Member
edited 28 November, 2009 in Australian Shepherd
I know aussies can have wavy or straight hair, but my guy\'s hair on his back is WILD. Every aussie I see their hair is at least lying against their body. Any tips to get it to lie flat? I brush him often and it doesn\'t really help. Water only helps until it dries...


  • Caitlin JonesCaitlin Jones Posts: 1,317Member
    edited 22 November, 2009
    Hmms, he looks like either a puppy or his coat is growing out. I would say probably the best option would be just to let it grow longer. When I got Angel his coat was trimmed down to a puppy cut because when the shelter got him he was matted. His hair was (and is a bit, lol) doing all sorts of crazy stuff while it grew out. At one point no matter how I put on his collar, it would make the fur on his neck spike out like a sea urchin :))! Now that his coat is getting longer its getting a little tamer looking. Hope it helped!
  • Leanne ZarasLeanne Zaras Posts: 20Member
    edited 26 November, 2009
    mommy and I are gonna have to agree with Angel... don't fight it... just let it grow out. WOOF!
  • Sherry BodinSherry Bodin Hood CanalPosts: 2,746Member
    edited 28 November, 2009
    Maggie still has crazy coat, but it is something I have learned to love about her. Not much you can do other than to hope that as his adult comes in fully (which can take almost 2 full years) and starts to lay flat.
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