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    Default Double or single coat?

    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.
    Two questions:
    (1) Does your pug have a double or single coat?
    (2) Do blacks also have double or single coats?
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    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.
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    Our Lulu has a single coat - she's 16 lbs of sleek, black shine-ni-ness! :)

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    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!
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    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.
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    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?
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    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.

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    Lucy is double, Bugsy is a single. Both are fawn. Lucy's coat has a downy under-layer, especially now in the winter.
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    Tinker is a single.

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    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?

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