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Coat, or the nature and quality of a show mammal's pelage, is an important conformation point in the hobby of animal fancy. Orders Subclass Monotremata Monotremata Subclass Marsupialia Didelphimorphia Paucituberculata Microbiotheria Dasyuromorphia Peramelemorphia Notoryctemorphia Diprotodontia Subclass Placentalia Xenarthra Dermoptera Desmostylia Scandentia Primates Rodentia Lagomorpha Insectivora Chiroptera Pholidota Carnivora Perissodactyla Artiodactyla Cetacea Afrosoricida Macroscelidea Tubulidentata Hyracoidea Proboscidea Sirenia The mammals are the class of vertebrate animals primarily characterized by the presence of mammary... In mammals, pelage is the hair, fur, or wool that covers the animal. ... A Conformation point in dog breeding and showing is any one out of a long list of dog attributes known as the breed standard. ... This article is about pastimes. ... Animal fancy is a hobby that includes pet and exotic pet ownership, showing and other competitions, breeding and judging. ...

The pelage of a show animal may be divided into different types of hair (usually known as fur) or wool with a texture ranging from downy to spiky; in addition the animal may be single-coated or may have a number of coats, such as an undercoat and a topcoat. The state of the coat is considered an indication of the animal's breeding and health. Hair is also a musical: see Hair (musical) and Hair (movie) Hair is the filamentous outgrowth of the epidermis found in mammals. ... For alternative meanings, see Fur (disambiguation). ... Long and short hair wool at the South Central Family Farm Research Center in Boonesville, AR Wool is the fiber derived from the hair of domesticated animals, usually sheep. ... Down hairs, also called the undercoat or ground hairs, are the very fine, fluffy hairs closest to the skin on some mammals. ... Guard hairs are the longest, thickest hairs in a mammals coat. ... Selective breeding in domesticated animals is the process of developing a cultivated breed over time. ...

Some considerations in judging the quality of an animal's coat:

  • Colour (coat colour other than those allowed in the breed standard results in disqualification)
  • Markings (distribution of colour, spots, and patches; for example the spotted coat of a Dalmatian and the merle coat of an Australian Shepherd are distinctive, the markings of a terrier vary.)
  • Pattern (specific, predictable markings; tabby, for example is a common pattern in cats)
  • Texture of hair (smooth, rough, curly, straight, broken)
  • Length of hair

Coat (also known as a rug) may also refer to a covering or garment made by humans to protect their pets from the elements. A breed standard in animal breeding is a set of guidelines which is used to insure that the animals produced by a breeding facility conform to the specifics of the breed. ... Common nicknames Dal Country of origin Croatia Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC, CKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC A Dalmatian is a breed of dog, noted for its white coat with (usually) black spots. ... Blue merle Australian Shepherd Blue merle Smooth Collie Blue merle Shetland Sheepdog Merle is a colour combination in dogs’ coats. ... Common nicknames Aussie Country of origin United States Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC The Australian Shepherd is a herding dog that was developed—despite its name—in the United States in the 19th century. ... This article is about the dog type; for the rocket, see Terrier (rocket). ... Classic domestic longhair tabby Tabby cats are often mistaken as a certain breed of cat. ... Cat or CAT may have several different meanings: Animals Cat, the common name for the domestic cat (Felis silvestris catus). ... (See also List of types of clothing) Introduction Humans often wear articles of clothing (also known as dress, garments or attire) on the body (for the alternative, see nudity). ...

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