What is undercoat?

  • (noun): Thick soft fur lying beneath the longer and coarser guard hair.
    Synonyms: underfur
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on undercoat:

Schipperke - Grooming
... A brush that can reach the undercoat is the best ... When this happens, they lose their undercoat ... find warm baths helpful during this time to remove the undercoat, rather than getting fur all over the home ...
Cão Da Serra De Aires - Appearance
... The dog's body is long and has a long coat without an undercoat, of medium thickness and described as having a "goat like" texture ... The lack of an undercoat made the dog less resistant to extreme weather as a working dog, but as a pet, lack of undercoat makes for easier grooming ...
Canine Terminology - Dog Coats - Texture
... two parts of a dog's coat, its thick, warm undercoat (or down) and its rougher, somewhat weather-resistant outer coat (topcoat, also referred to as guard hairs) ... Breeds with soft coats often have more or longer undercoat hairs than guard hairs rough-textured coats often have more or longer guard hairs ... Textures include Double-coated Having a thick, warm, short undercoat (or down) that is usually dense enough to resist penetration by water and a stronger, rougher weather-resista ...
Samoyed (dog) - Appearance - Coat
... This top layer keeps the undercoat relatively clean and free of debris ... The under layer, or undercoat, consists of a dense, soft, and short fur that keeps the dog warm ... The undercoat is typically shed heavily once or twice a year, and this seasonal process is sometimes referred to as "blowing coat" ...
Animal Fiber - Wool - Bison Down
... Bison Down is the soft undercoat of the American Bison ... coarse fibers (average 59 micrometers) called guard hairs, and the downy undercoat (average 18.5 micrometers) ... This undercoat is shed annually and consists of fine, soft fibers which are very warm and protect the animal from harsh winter conditions ...

More definitions of "undercoat":

  • (verb): Cover with a primer; apply a primer to.
    Synonyms: prime, ground
  • (noun): Seal consisting of a coating of a tar or rubberlike material on the underside of a motor vehicle to retard corrosion.
    Synonyms: underseal