Hardly Any Hair!!

by Carishma
(India)

Hardly Any Hair

Hardly Any Hair

My Cocker Spaniel is now 4 months old but she doesn't have much hair on her body. Only her ears and her legs are covered with hair. Is that normal, or should we try to give her something to grow her hair?

Also, she bites a lot. She has her chew toys but she loves chewing fingers and toes!!

How can we stop that?

Reply from Pauline - Web Owner

Don't worry Carishma, your puppy is fine.

It's normal for Cocker spaniel puppies to have 'feathers' on their ears and legs but just a fine coat on their bodies. Your puppy will grow more feathers on her chest and down the sides of her body.

As for biting, all puppies bite - it's natural, and it's how they discover their world. However, you will need to teach her 'bite inhibition' which is something her mother and siblings would have done had she still been in the litter.

This article on puppy biting will help you to teach your puppy that biting people is not allowed.

As she grows, why not send us an updated photo and a few details of what she's getting up to? You can do that on our 'Your Dog Pictures!' page.

Good luck and enjoy your beautiful little puppy!

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Oops! No I Meant Wait About 6 Months! LOL!
by: David_M

I meant wait until they are about 6 months of age. Their hair should be fairly long by then, enough to get their first cut!

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Wait About A Year!
by: David_M

I had the same questions when I had my cockers as puppies. Just wait 'till your pup is about a year old, it should have grown in by then!

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Lovely Puppy
by: June

Your puppy is so lovely - don't worry about her hair - it's perfectly normal and will grow soon.

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