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hey, i have a question i want to ask your advice on..my rocky is 15 weeks old, and you can clearly tell where his "mature coat" (i guess that's what you'd call it) is coming in..it started as just a 2" wide line along his backbone, and has gotten wider and thicker over the past few weeks. anyways, along his back now, his hair has gotten VERY wavy and i brush it about every other day to try to train it, but it seems as if it doesn't help at all. i'm using a Furminator brush. do you think as he gets bigger his skin will stretch and make the hair straight? or do you think it's just a genetic defect and i'm stuck with a wavy haired rotti? also, there's some gray hairs in his mature coat, is that something else to worry about?





 

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I just LOVE him! But as I said before, King looked the same way, and he grew out of it. I dont think you have to worry.
 

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His coat doesn't look out of the ordinary to me. I haven't had a puppy for about 10 years but I think it will straighten out as he gets taller and wider. Do his parents have overly wavy coats?
 

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no both his parents had straight hair, i get really paranoid when it comes to rocky lol, i want him to look his best
 

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I bet if you gently pulled up on his skin on his back it would be loose. It only makes sense that their skin would grow and then the body would start to fill into it which would straighten his coat.
 

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yeah he has a lot of loose skin right now lol, good chew toy for my wife's yorkie to grab haha
 

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My 7 month year old TyRoc has the same wavy hair will this ever go away?
everyone i have talked to said most likely their wavy coat will straighten out around 12 months, so i guess we'll just have to wait and see
 

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I hope so he is 7 months not a year that was a typo on my part. I keep brushing it everyday with the hopes that it will start to straighten out. Funny thing is when he was 4 5 months he didn't have it.
 

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I hope so he is 7 months not a year that was a typo on my part. I keep brushing it everyday with the hopes that it will start to straighten out. Funny thing is when he was 4 5 months he didn't have it.
yeah rocky's was straight until he was about 3 months..i'm sure once their body gets longer and wider it will pull the hair straight..i hope! haha
 

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Again I must say when a Rott has a wavy coat he's most likely he will have it the rest of his life. In my experience I have had a Rottie with a wavy coat and it stays! May I ask why are you so concerned about his wavy coat? Are you going to show him or anything else? Or is he just a pet? Allot of Rotts have a wavy coat on their back......they usually are bought from a BYB. I think you said you didn't pay much for him. I wouldn't worry my head about it! :) Just love him!
 

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I agree with Kitty. By the time a pup is an adult their coats usually straighten out. My pup has fluffly hair on the top of her ears but I know that will fall out when she sheds her puppy fur. I have seen the most beautiful rottweilers online that have a spot of white on their chest. I bet even a rottie that wins at big dog show has a flaw somewhere on their body. Nothing is perfect on this earth. I would worry about a bad disposition, having a bad bite or serious eyes problems. Having problems with their legs would be a major problem too.
 

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Sadies "adult" coat is coming in wavy like that (she is also 15 weeks) and its especially wavy after a bath. I recently changed their food to a good premium kibble and it is really showing in their coat. Her mom has a very straight coat, her dad is wavy so its a toss up with her. My last girls coat was wavy after a bath, but a few days it would straighen right out. I personally like the waves. I think it gives her character. And a few white hairs do not constitute a spot- if its just a couple you can pull them out if they bother you. Im sure they aren't bothering him, and he will most likely lose them on his own when he sheds. Congrats on your boy- he's beautiful!
 

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Sallie, Hi and Welcome to ROL. When your Rott reaches a adult age, ....they are not adults untill 2 yrs. old...at 15 weeks she doesn't have her adult coat yet..If her coat is wavy it's going to be always wavy no matter what you do. My Apollo has always had a few gray hairs since he was born......I don't worry about it at all. I call him a old man at times because he has some gray hairs.....LOL What kibble are you feeding your Rott? May I ask what breeder did you buy her from? How much did you pay for her? I'm just curious............Was it a BYB by chance? It really doen't matter, I have a feeling you gave her a awesome home! :)
 

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Hi,

Sadie came from a BYB here locally. The most important thing to me was temperament and I met and observed both parents and they were wonderful awesome calm and confident dogs. I feed them Acana grain free prairie right now, and they are both doing very well on it. I fed Iams for years and years but when I got Sadie I started learning about dog nutrition so I switched them to Orijen but couldnt firm up their stools. They get marrow bones once or twice a week for about 20 minutes, and I use tiny bits of liver for training. As far as her wavy coat goes, I like it. I was just mentioning that when her "fluffy puppy fur" disappeared from her back it was replaced with the waves. Thats what I meant by "adult"coat. Nino, my 8(ish) YO male is every inch a Rottweiler, has a white star on his chest- I always said it was because he is MY star. and yes, both of my dogs are lucky to live with me :) at least I think so.

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sadie mae, I agree with you that temperament is the most important requirement. Without a good temperament not much can be accomplished. When we bought Nikki that was what I saw in her parents. Lots of activity around their home and they were easy going and friendly. I saw the same disposition when we bought Moose last year at 16 months old.
 

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Kamo's hair was wavy like that for a long time but now it is straight as an arrow
 

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JMO, I would not worry about it too much. My 13 month old Bull had a wavy coat up until about 2 months ago and now he is sleek. I do brush him with the Furminator though twice per week. It is so hot here in North Carolina and that helps to keep his coat real clean and it shines like glass....He is growing at a slow rate also, just as I planned for him to, and I think that is one major reason why his coat was wavy, due to loose skin as he continued to grow....(Rotts will continue to grow until the age of 2 to 3 years old)...Now, Bull is beginning to "grow into himself", so to speak....As he grows day by day, his skin gets firmer, and his coat is has no more "wavyness" to it...Bull is not fat nor skinny; at 13 months, he is a solid 102 pounds, and he had lots of health issues in the past and even has food allergies to boot!... Several factors could contribute to your pups wavy coat, but he is still so young; It could be the climate, genetics, or simply because he is just "growing", but none the less, your pup is beautiful!..Don't be discouraged; the best is yet to come! :)

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I looked back through pictures and he was about 12-13 months before it was completely gone
 
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