The layers of hair regrowth on the end of this Golden Retriever’s tail illustrate how canine hair coat grows in a mosaic pattern.
At her last visit it was cut blunt, broom style per owner request.
Today, four weeks later, we can see that the hair has grown back out at different lengths.
This is because both guard hair and undercoat hair emerging from the follicles side-by-side grows and sheds at a different rate- thereby keeping the dog from being either overly hairy or completely bald at any given point in time.
The stages of canine hair grown are:
Exogen or Return to Anagen