Dumpling has a single coat. I had no idea that there was any differences in coats until I came here and read a bit, and it was like ahhhhhh...that is why she doesn't look fluffy or shed a ton like everyone complains about. I now embrace her lack of fluffiness and think it may be an advantage here in the south when it gets hot.
(1) Does your pug have a double or single coat?
(2) Do blacks also have double or single coats?
Feel free to add anything (;
Last edited by lotusseeds; 02-19-2011 at 07:56 AM.
Wonka has a single coat and Nilla has a double coat. Most fawns have double coats and most blacks have single coats, but both colours can have either.
AndrewDad to Wonka and Miss Nilla
Our Lulu has a single coat - she's 16 lbs of sleek, black shine-ni-ness! :)
I dip my pen in the blackest ink, because I'm not afraid of falling into my inkpot.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
owned by Walnut and the Baby Buddha aka Wally & Baby
Penny (big, black, fluffy cat)
our guardian angel, Lulu,
and forever young kitties Max, Clara & Bessie
Both Buddy (fawn) and Oscar (black) have single coats. I think Buddy's ancestry had black somewhere, he also has a white patch on his chest. But they still shed quite a bit!
Owned by: Buddy 11-22-03 - 4-17-14 RIP My Buddy, Oscar 1-18-09, & Sophie 4-08-10 - 10-08-15 RIP Sweet Sophie, Elmer Chihuahua 10-6-12, & Otto Chihuahua 11-28-14, 2 Fabulous Kitties, Wife to Chris and Mom to Ryan!
"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than blacks were made for whites or women for men." Alice Walker
"Ever consider what pets must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul - chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!" ~Anne Tyler
Zoey is a double, lot of fluff under her coat, Eddie is a single I think but since we got him his coat has been getting thicker. Must be the good food he is finally getting.
Pug Mom to Eddie and Roxie
and Zoey at the bridge (March 27, 2005 - February 23, 2015)
how do you tell? Elsa is furry lol. She sheds but I am not complaining yet about the amount! Her coat is quite thick and I struggle to see skin if I try and separate the fur. I presumed she'd be double as she's fawn. So again, how do you know?
JJ and of course Elsa
Marty (fawn) and Sammy (fawn) are my only singles, all the rest including Bear (black) are doubles.
I judge a single vs. double coat by the fur on the legs. Singles have sparse fur down the legs compared to doubles, also on the belly, singles have more naked bellies than doubles. Sometimes it is hard to tell.
In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
- Mohandas Gandhi
Lucy is double, Bugsy is a single. Both are fawn. Lucy's coat has a downy under-layer, especially now in the winter.
Owned by Lucy and Bugsy the pugs, mom to one human child, wife to a wonderful hubby, and entertained by a tank full of fishies.
Tinker is a single.
LOL...yes the nakee belly as my kids call it and my Dumpling has bare under arms too. I had no idea that there was a difference. Is there a preference or breed standard for coat?