(max_bytes(150000):strip_icc()/speak-to-me-1050225912-5c2fea8c46e0fb00018967e0. jpg) Puppy fur is made up of thousands of individual hairs. The characteristics of a dog's coat depends on the color of the individual hair.
Dogs have compound follicles. This means as many as 15 hairs can grow from a single pore. All types of hairs may sprout in a single compound follicle. A single hair may grow for up to six years before being shed and replaced by a new one. The growth cycle of your dog’s hair is much shorter and more synchronized. Breeds that shed more tend to have more follicles in the telogen phase. Whiskers are much more developed in animals that hunt during the night or in low-light times. . .