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Since I am new to the breed, this is something I have found very interesting...recently I have met 6 bassets, owned by different people, and their bassets all have a courser, thick coat, while on the other hand, my basset has a shiney, very slick and smooth coat...they have all been surprised when they have pet him, and many have asked me if he's just had a bath because of his shine...just curious as to how many have thick coats and how many have the thinner coats...mine doesn't shed much at all...one of them asked me what I was feeding him because his coat is so nice...(I might add, that none of these people know each other to my knowledge, I met them on different days at different places).

I have mastiffs, so I know that it is common for their coats to be different too, but I seem to be the "odd man out" here!
 

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I have two bassets from different breeders with very different coats. Maxwell has a longer, thicker & fluffier coat that sheds like crazy. Sadie has a shorter, thinner coat that is very shiny looking and sheds but nothing compared to Maxwell.
 

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Moe has a mildly coarse coat. My friend's dogs all have different coats - Lulu's is longish and somewhat coarse, Ollie's is shorter and smooth, Zelda's is satiny-soft and a real treat to touch. I could pet Zelda literally for HOURS... :)
 

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They're all different - Sadie's coat was very thick & coarser than Spencer's, who has a very thin, fine, soft & shiny coat. My brother calls him "Mr. Softy."
 

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Belvedere's coat is coarse and "oily" ...bristly even. Stiff hairs. They sometimes get in my foot like a splinter!

Dixie is a fluffball! Soft and fluffy and she stays clean much longer than Belly.

Completely different.
 
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