Dog hair? Why not!

SPOONMINNOW

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I own 2 border collie mixes - one a yellow lab in color, the other more a true border collie mix. The hair from their tails is thin and
long enough to tie on jigs and fur jigs from both dogs did fine. (Course I had to give them dog cookies to keep still while grabbing their tails.)
 

Bucho

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Well, technically speaking, there are two reasons:

1. in many parts of the world it is frowned upon or even illegal to trade dog hide aka "temple fox"
2. if you take a life sample you have to take care of mites and other parasites that might devastate your supply of organic tying materials.

I just received a few handfull of brown labrador underfur from a friend which is an excellent seatrout fly dubbing. It has spend a fortnight in the freezer and is now good to use.
 

jiggerjohn

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Actually a lot of my mop jigs, have collars of pure white Alaskan husky fur. Never saw a problem with parasites as these pups are extremely well cared for by neighbors across the street -when they brush out the loose fur, I get bags full of the beautiful, free flowing, soft hair !
 

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My old cocker spaniel (RIP) use to get the fluff of solid white fur off of his bobbed tail. We'd trim it and one day a light bulb went on.

Tied a couple jigs with it and fish liked it
 
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