Just something that has had me wondering for a while. I have a dog that is currently sporting a pretty serious winter coat. Even though temperatures are mild/warm here in Texas this time of year she hasn’t started shedding it yet. That won’t happen for another month or two.
So what is it that triggers a dog growing a winter coat, and later to shed it? It doesn’t seem to be just temperature. My dog is an indoor dog so temperature is stable.
And what if I took my dog to Australia during the Australian summer? Will she immediately start shedding the winter coat? Or is there a delay? Or will she have a winter coat during the Aussie summer the rest of her life?