Thin Coat

My 1 year old jack Russell bitch has a thin coat - you can see her pink skin through it and she is covered in black spots like a Dalmatian. She does molt a lot but I would have thought she would have had a thicker coat than she does? Is this normal?

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Nov 16, 2010
charlie's hairless too!
by: emma

i have a 11 month old jr his name is charlie, he is a short haired short legged jr. he has a very thin coat and is malting allot at the moment, he is mainly white although theese dark patches you are talking about are starting to show at the moment aswelll, the vet told me he is just preparing to get his winter coat, and i could always buy him a blanket/coat to wear on walks. i really wouldn't worry as long as he/she is fit and healthy!!

Nov 12, 2010
by: ScooterMama59

I don't know where you live, but winter is coming and if she is an indoor/outdoor dog, she will be developing her Winter Coat soon.
I just looked at my Ginger and she has a thin coat too, and yes I can see her pink skin and dalmation-like spots, but she is as healthy as she can be.
If yours is more of an indoor dog then she will have a thinner coat, but the shedding should decrease a bit for the winter.
We are in Belgium and have had 2 weeks straight of rain, so Ginger is not going out as much, so she does not have as thick a coat as usual.
I actually think that your poochie is Okay.
If she appears happy and healthy, I wouldn't worry to much about it. But, if she seems ill or has skin problems then I would take her to the Vet.
Hope this helps,
Stef, BE, JRT Lover from Texas!

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