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Encyclopedia > Guard hair

Guard hairs are the longest, thickest hairs in a mammal's coat, forming the topcoat (or outer coat). They taper to a point and protect the undercoat from the elements. They are often water repellent and stick out above the rest of the coat. Guard hairs add the sheen to the coat of an animal. Orders Subclass Multituberculata (extinct) Plagiaulacida Cimolodonta Subclass Palaeoryctoides (extinct) Subclass Triconodonta (extinct) Subclass Eutheria (includes extinct ancestors)/Placentalia (excludes extinct ancestors) Afrosoricida Artiodactyla Carnivora Cetacea Chiroptera Cimolesta (extinct) Creodonta (extinct) Condylarthra (extinct) Dermoptera Desmostylia (extinct) Embrithopoda (extinct) Hyracoidea Insectivora Lagomorpha Litopterna (extinct) Macroscelidea Mesonychia (extinct) Notoungulata (extinct) Perissodactyla Pholidota Plesiadapiformes... Undercoat can refer to: The down hairs in a mammals fur A layer of paint beneath the main painted surface This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


In the hobby of animal fancy, the coat is an important conformation point in shows, particularly dog, cat and horse shows. A hobby is a spare-time recreational pursuit. ... Animal fancy is a hobby that includes pet and exotic pet ownership, showing and other competitions, breeding and judging. ... Coat, or the nature and quality of a show mammals pelage, is an important conformation point in the hobby of animal fancy. ... A Conformation point in dog breeding and showing is any one out of a long list of dog attributes known as the breed standard. ... A show is a judged event or display in the hobby of animal fancy or in the occupation of animal husbandry. ... In a dog show, judges familiar with specific dog breeds evaluate individual dogs for how well they conform to published breed standards, hence the more accurate term is conformation show (or, sometimes, breed show). ... Typical cat show benching cage in the US. Cats wait here until called to the ring. ... A horse show is a judged exhibition of horses and ponies. ...


See also

Likes to play with themselves Awn hairs are the intermediate hairs in a mammals coat. ... Coat, or the nature and quality of a show mammals pelage, is an important conformation point in the hobby of animal fancy. ... A dogs coat is its fur. ... Down hairs, also called the undercoat or ground hairs, are the very fine, fluffy hairs closest to the skin on some mammals. ... A dogs fur usually consists of longer, stiffer, guard hairs—which can be straight, wiry, or wavy, and of various lengths, hiding a soft, short-haired undercoat. ...


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Fur - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (263 words)
A dog's fur usually consists of longer, stiffer, guard hairs—which can be straight, wiry, or wavy, and of various lengths, hiding a soft, short-haired undercoat.
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.
Ground hair or underfur — the bottom layer consisting of wool hairs which tend to be shorter, flattened, curly and denser than the top layer.
Furs in Brief (6385 words)
What guard hair it does have is yellow with white tips, although the fur tends to be short and soft.
The hair tends to be coarse, although the guard hairs are silky and the underfur is thick.
The underfur is thick and brown, with the guard hair varying from dark brown to yellowish, with a white stripe along the sides.
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