A Coat’s a Coat. Right?

One of the questions I’m most frequently asked is how I got my luxuriously thick, silky coat. I never realised. Well you wouldn’t would you. I always thought a coat was a coat, and that every German Shepherd had a coat just the same as any other. I was wrong apparently. I’ve done some research while I’ve been out and about. Surprisingly, I have never come across another single GSD with a coat like mine. Amazing!

“What shampoo do you use?” is another of the questions most commonly asked of me. Likewise, “What conditioner do you use?” and “Who is your hairdresser, darling?”

Amongst other regular favourites are, “Do you wax?” “Do you blow dry?” and “Don’t you sometimes feel guilty when you have such beautiful hair while your Dad has next to none?” My answer to all three is always the same. A resounding NO!

The way I see it, I won the genetic lottery. I can tell by the way even complete strangers approach me like I was their long lost cousin that I must have a reasonably pleasing and friendly face. I’ve also heard a great many of those say I am the most handsome German Shepherd they’ve ever seen. Hearing compliments like that virtually every day since I was a Puplet, it’s little wonder I’ve turned out such a happy and confident young dog.

It’s the same with my coat. It must be tactile because just about everyone I ever meet wants to stroke it. And once they’ve stroked it once, they want to stroke it some more. And many of them do. Most of them in fact!

So while I prefer to keep everyone guessing about whether or not I blow dry and which conditioner I use, genetics must also play a part. I was reared by the loveliest and most caring German Shepherd breeder in the whole world. My Dog Mom, Lexi, and my Dog Pop, Roman, were pretty special too. So I guess it’s largely them I have to thank, not just for my fabulous coat and pleasing looks, but for the excellent start they gave me in life!

Marco

I am a large, friendly, affectionate and, even though I say so myself, fabulously handsome 3 year old German Shepherd Dog whose mother, Lexi, is one of the few German Shepherds in the UK to have qualified to become a Therapy Dog (PAT dog).