I have a 3 year old blue merle Australian shepherd with a mid-length coat. She has been shedding out her undercoat like crazy over the last few months and we have been brushing her frequently. I think she has finally finished shedding for now. My husband and I have both noticed that the texture of her fur feels much different - maybe a bit more coarse? It seems like her hair might also be getting longer because the two mohawks that she has down her back are getting more pronounced. We gave her a bath but that didn’t make a difference.
My husband has suggested that maybe she is growing in an adult coat but I would have expected that to happen at a younger age. We don’t remember the change in fur texture last summer. Nothing has changed in her diet or general health to suggest the change is health related. Any ideas whether this could be a seasonal thing or age thing?