I am happy, happy, happy !
He is a year old Hampshire Down/Sussex Down mix.
Isn't he handsome, his name is Bert:
I cut just a few staples of his side to wash and see how it looks:
Its is quite clean , virtually no vm...
and after the wash:
white as snow and very soft.
The staples are just a little over 2 inches long.
Hopefully by the time i'll undress him it'll grow a little more , hoping for 3 inches.