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Hi all,
We have recently switched our eight year old yellow lab to a raw diet and noticed his butt fur has become curly ever since! It’s not wavy, it’s not fluffy - it’s bordering on ringlets around his back pantaloons 😂 we’ve been advised it’s due to a particular breed of labrador in his family tree however as we don’t have papers I can’t trace it back. Has anyone had experience with this and can shed some light?
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Lyndall

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we’ve been advised it’s due to a particular breed of labrador in his family tree
Very unlikely. Coats often thicken up as a dog gets older, and particularly when a dog has been neutered. (And this applies to both males and females.) And of course sitting on it does not help. Combing it will help, it could be a bit matted.
 

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I have experience of this and yes, some lines (usually show bred) can have a much heavier and wavier coat. As it’s something that’s come on recently, I’d doubt it was connected to his breeding.
 
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