Recently, I've noticed that my basenji boy, Biko, has begun a very interesting change in his fur coat. His fur has always been incredibly soft and fine -softer than any other dog I've ever met- and it got even more so when I started feeding the dogs a higher-quality food with salmon oil in it. But then, just in the past few months, it started to change and I don't know why.
Essentially what seems to be happening is that his entire overcoat fell out except for his tail, his "mohawk" on his back, and one small patch on his left shoulder, leaving only the down-like undercoat fur on the rest of his body. The remaining undercoat fur is lighter than the former overcoat fur, and it's as soft as a plush teddy bear, which makes all the neighborhood kids want to pet and hug him all the time (which, of course, he's not a huge fan of ). It makes him look kind of weird though, to have a mohawk of darker and coarser fur running down his back. It kind of looks like he has his hackles up all the time, even though he doesn't.
Check out the pictures below to see what I mean --Anyone have any experience with this, or any idea why his fur is changing this way? I've just never seen anything like it before!