Laurie Ann at Quilting Rush mentioned she hadn't heard of a dog having three layers of fur. That got me to thinking. She sure knows more about dogs then I do. I thought Kipper had the short ground hair, long guard hair and medium awn hair. I tried doing some reading and now I wonder if he just has a ton of the short fur. He feels just like a rabbit and is the softest dog I've ever petted. He definitely can stand his fur up to make the insulation layer to keep warm in cold weather. And he really can shed if I don't get him cut. I couldn't find Laurie Ann's e-mail address so am writing here. Anyone else know about dog fur?