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Malapterus
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Shedding (Or lack thereof)

Post by Malapterus » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:21 pm

Here's a dumb question: Do Dutch Shepherds only shed seasonally? I've had my dog for nearly a week and he has only lost a few squiggly undercoat hairs. The last dog I dealt with was a minature doberman and he was always shedding. I also read that German Shepherds are one of the worst shedding breeds.

Do your dogs shed all the time, or only when getting a new coat?

edit: 13 week old shorthair
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Re: Shedding (Or lack thereof)

Post by Dutchringgirl » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:39 pm

Thalie is 16 and she falls apart all year long, but Sadie who is 8 only sheds in the spring and fall
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Re: Shedding (Or lack thereof)

Post by TimL_168 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:58 am

En blows coat twice a year. She sheds very little other than that.
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Re: Shedding (Or lack thereof)

Post by GypsyTheDS » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:19 am

I cant wait for summer then!!!!!!
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Re: Shedding (Or lack thereof)

Post by centrop67 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:21 am

Radar is a constant shedder. There's a couple times a year where it's really bad though.
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