This is a very random thought but I was reading on a FB group and the discussion turned to coat texture. The "correct" sheltie stand off coat. It is hard to describe but when you feel it you know it. The coat that when you brush it, no product is needed to keep the mane up even with little undercoat and nothing sticks to it like Teflon. It is hard without being wiry and they look groomed all the time. I have had 2 dogs with this coat, Justice and Jamie and I think Celtic is going to have it. Grandpa Grizz definitely has it. Ember has an almost correct coat but it is a bit soft and cottony. Maybe because she is spayed don't know. Birch has a harder feel to the coat but it does not stand off right and tangles on his abdomen sometimes. Its more like a BC. Diva was soft and a bit wavy.. It got me thinking how many shelties actually have the correct coat out there. I don't see as many as you would think. I frankly covet the correct coat, it is beautiful without a ton of work and you are grateful when your dog runs though a field of weeds.