I get a lot of questions about the difference between an adult coat and the puppy coat. Below we explain in photos. You can see that the puppy coat is soft, fluffy and can be full of mats. The adult coat is harsher with less undercoat coming off...it also doesn't stick together like the puppy coat does. This is why grooming out that puppy coat is so very important. That dense, soft and prone to matt layer in puppies will prevent your harsher wire coat from coming in, as it blocks the hair shaft from new growth. With the correct tools, some patience and regular grooming your dog will have the opportunity to have a more healthy wire coat that is less maintenance for you.
Remember, every Griff is different and some will have more coat than others. Regular grooming is helpful to check your dog for burrs, cuts and ewwww ticks!