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There is a wide variety of dog hair color and length between the species. Some have thick under fur which would make great dubbing, while others have less under fur. Some dogs have supple hair, while others are more thick and coarse.
We have used hair from our American Eskimo dog as a substitute for polar bear and most everybody just presumed it was polar bear. Every spring he would get a hair cut.
you plan on using dog hair, it is important to give the dog a good bath
before cutting the hair. As a rule the best hair will be from the first
time the dog has a hair cut, because the tips have the original taper.
Any hair cut after the first time will be very similar quality, but
under a microscope you will clearly see the tips don't have the same
taper, but who would know the difference unless you pointed out that
hair can also be spun into yarn and a quick Internet search should
produce several results. There are websites that are dedicated to
spinning dog hair into yarn.
FLY TYING HAIR AND FUR CARE
FLY TYING HAIR AND FUR
Fly tying equipment and materials
reference guide. Learn how to tie
flies for fishing and display.
FLY TYING HAIR AND FURS