|Barked: Mon Nov 19, '12 11:56pm PST |
|All dogs shed, it's a misconception that there are "non-shedding" dogs (well, maybe very few breeds that are basically hairless could count as non-shedding?).
Most dogs with double coats are the worst for shedding - like Shelties, Golden Retreivers, labs, etc. The hair you see everywhere is usually the undercoat falling out. Even short haired dogs like Pugs and such shed - in fact they shed a lot and it will be everywhere.
Dogs that are so-called "non-shedding" are dogs like Shih Tzus, Poodles, dogs that grow longer hair. The reason people think they don't shed is because the hair that falls out usually gets caught in the rest of the hair and doesn't fall out as easily. Also dogs that don't have double coats don't shed as much because they don't have the loose undercoat to get rid of.
Shedding isn't as big of a problem as everyone makes it out to be. Of course I'm a groomer saying that though so I know how to deal with it. If the dog is brushed out properly and regularly, and also deshedded probably then you'll find almost no hair laying around your house from your dog.
It doesn't matter what kind of dog they end up with, there is still care to be given to the coat. It will either need to be clipped down to prevent matting, or brushed out well and deshed to prevent hair from getting all over the place.
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