Quick Question - Weird Dog Hair

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Quick Question - Weird Dog Hair

Post by Steve Bonfigli » Tue, 24 Jul 2001 13:11:53



I recently got a dog, a 3-yr old rottweiler (and misc. mix).
Great dog, no problems, couldn't ask for a better situation.

But today for the first time I discovered what appears to be a hair growing
from her face, about an inch below the eye.  It looks like a whisker but it
is REALLY, REALLY COURSE.  As a matter of fact, I noticed it because it felt
like I cut myself while petting her.

Remember when Jeff Goldblum gets those big, thick fly-hairs on his back in
the remake of The Fly?
It's like that.

All I wanted to know is if that kind of hair is normal for a Rottie, or
possibly a German Shep, or possibly Lab, like I said, she's got a lot of
genetic diversity.

Thanks,

steve.

 
 
 

Quick Question - Weird Dog Hair

Post by Nancy Holmes or Nelson Ruffi » Wed, 25 Jul 2001 10:21:37


Dogs have whiskers in several areas on their faces/heads doesn't matter what
breed they are :-)
They are thicker and act as sensors from what I have read. Often they grow
out of what feels like a small bump in the skin.
Nancy

Quote:
> I recently got a dog, a 3-yr old rottweiler (and misc. mix).
> Great dog, no problems, couldn't ask for a better situation.

> But today for the first time I discovered what appears to be a hair
growing
> from her face, about an inch below the eye.  It looks like a whisker but
it
> is REALLY, REALLY COURSE.  As a matter of fact, I noticed it because it
felt
> like I cut myself while petting her.

> Remember when Jeff Goldblum gets those big, thick fly-hairs on his back in
> the remake of The Fly?
> It's like that.

> All I wanted to know is if that kind of hair is normal for a Rottie, or
> possibly a German Shep, or possibly Lab, like I said, she's got a lot of
> genetic diversity.

> Thanks,

> steve.