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A dog's hair usually consists of longer, stiffer, guard hairs—which can be straight, wiry, or wavy, and of various lengths, hiding a soft, short-haired undercoat.
A dog's hair usually consists of longer, stiffer, guard hairs—which can be straight, wiry, or wavy, and of various lengths, hiding a soft, short-haired undercoat.
Detailed photo of the hair on the head of a five month old kitten.

The term fur refers to the body hair of non-human mammals also known as the pelage (like the term plumage in birds). Fur comes from the coats of animals; the animal's coat may consist of short ground hair, long guard hair, and, in some cases, medium awn hair. Not all mammals have fur; animals without fur may be referred to as "naked", as in The Naked Ape, naked mole rat, and naked dogs. Fur has these meanings: Fur is the fine, soft body hair of nonhuman mammals. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 893 KB) Description: Echo the dog (Race) * Capture date: 2005-07-01 * Source: self-made * Photographer:(my self-made) * Actor : Echo the dog File links The following pages link to this file: Fur Wikipedia:List of images/Nature/Animals/Dogs... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 893 KB) Description: Echo the dog (Race) * Capture date: 2005-07-01 * Source: self-made * Photographer:(my self-made) * Actor : Echo the dog File links The following pages link to this file: Fur Wikipedia:List of images/Nature/Animals/Dogs... Trinomial name Canis lupus familiaris The dog (Canis lupus familiaris) is a domestic subspecies of the wolf, a mammal of the Canidae family of the order Carnivora. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Kitten at six weeks. ... For the film, see Hair (film). ... Subclasses & Infraclasses Subclass †Allotheria* Subclass Prototheria Subclass Theria Infraclass †Trituberculata Infraclass Metatheria Infraclass Eutheria Mammals (class Mammalia) are warm-blooded, vertebrate animals characterized by the production of milk in female mammary glands and by the presence of: hair, three middle ear bones used in hearing, and a neocortex region in... In mammals, pelage is the hair, fur, or wool that covers the animal. ... Closeup on a single white feather A feather is one of the epidermal growths that forms the distinctive outer covering, or plumage, on a bird. ... 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, forming the topcoat (or outer coat). ... Awn hairs are the intermediate hairs in a mammals coat. ... Look up Naked in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Desmond Morris (born January 24th, 1928) is most famous for his work as a zoologist and ethologist. ... Binomial name Rüppell, 1842 Distribution of the Naked Mole Rat The Naked Mole Rat (Heterocephalus glaber), also known as the Sand Puppy, or Desert Mole Rat, is a burrowing rodent native to parts of East Africa and the only species currently classified in genus Heterocephalus. ... A hairless dog is a dog with a genetic disposition for hairlessness. ...


An animal with commercially valuable fur is a furbearer (see fur clothing). A fur mozetta, worn by a canon, Flanders Fur clothing is clothing made entirely of, or partially of, the fur of animals. ...


Fur usually consists of two main layers:

  • Ground hair or underfur — the bottom layer consisting of wool hairs which tend to be shorter, flattened, curly and denser than the top layer.
  • Guard hair — the top layer consisting of longer straight shafts of hair that stick out through the underfur. This is usually the visible layer for most mammals and contains most of the pigmentation.

In biology, pigment is any material resulting in color in plant or animal cells which is the result of selective absorption. ...

Fish-fur

'Fish-fur' is a slang term used in the Russian Army for the fake fur often used on winter clothing and the ubiquitous ushanka hats. So-named because it does not come from any recognisable animal, artificial fur is often a by-product of the petrochemical process. An ushanka with the ear flaps tied on top. ...


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Fur - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (263 words)
Fur comes from the coats of animals; the animal's coat may consist of short ground hair, long guard hair, and, in some cases, medium awn hair.
Not all mammals have fur; animals without fur may be referred to as "naked", as in The Naked Ape and naked mole rat.
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