"Afghan Hound coat patterning (smooth saddle/neck/face/tail) are harmonaly controled. When you alter them they loose the sex harmones that create this unique patterning in the breed and go back to their puppy coat. Fuzzy from nose to tail. It tends not to be as nice a quality of hair as well."
The entire coat process of a dog is stimulated by maturation. Dogs have puppy coats and adult coats. In all dogs, to a certain extent they will gain an adult coat. However, when they are altered, before or after puberty, the coat in most breeds who do not have a natrual wild coat will change.
By a wild coat I speak of a gsd/lab/etc coat a double layed coat similar to a wolf.
In coated breeds (gotta love these terms) and by coated I mean long silky non fur like coats there are many harmonal triggers. In many of the water retriving dogs, altering the dog causes them to grow more hair until it is wild. Simaltaniously they often loose the corser harder more water proof hair. Cocker spanials and Setters are a geat example of this.
Now in breeds like the shih-tzu the coat becomes softer and a bit harder to take care of.
In afghan hounds they grow a thick layer of fuzzy puppy coat from nose to tail. In an unaltered adult afghan hound they natrually have a short haired face, neck, back and sometimes tail. All this goes away becuase it is harmonally linked.
Honestly I don't know I haven't studied the hairless gene You'd probably wind up with a slightly thinner coat. And I mean slightly. Its something a lot of people wouldn't notice. As a groomer I notice it all the time, espcally when its a dog you have groomed for years that changes on you. Most people dont.
I would only buy a rock from champion lines. You know, the polished rock kind? They're registered through the PRA (polished rock association). I'll bet you use rock mill registries like CRA (crack rock association)
LMAO at Stormy!! *crack testing* Everyone probably thinks we're all on some sort of 'crack testing' by posting all this...hehe
O My goodness you guys cracked me up, everyone is looking at me like I'm on drugs for laughing so hard! Brought back memories....in order to get a puppy I tried to make my dad feel sorry for me by having a pet rock! I was 7 I think. Maybe I can go back to my roots and breed rocks to :P
Oh! I've totally forgot about that thread Mafia! Was just excited to be able to sign on again, lol. I'm scared to get off the net now though, because it might not let me if I get off the net. As long as I'm on the net, it keeps me signed in, lol