Dogs That Do Not Shed
All dogs shed, some more, others less, particularly in the spring or fall. But if you are not prepared for handling fur, you're better off with goldfish. Many breeds, particularly curly coated or wire-haired tend to be heavy shedders. However, these breeds require special grooming on a regular basis.
Some double-coated breeds shed profusely once or twice a year. Others shed year-round. If your dog has little tufts of hair that look like pieces of cotton candy scattered throughout his coat, he is blowing coat, or shedding. You can pluck these tufts of hair out, but most dogs find that annoying. A better solution is to use a shedding blade or an undercoat rake.
The shedding blade looks like something you'd use on a horse. It's a flexible piece of steel with small saw-like teeth that catch the hairs. You can operate a blade in a one-handed U-shape configuration, or you can keep the blade straight and use both hands. The undercoat rake is a rake with either long sets of teeth to pull the dead hair out or a dual set of teeth that work both the undercoat and topcoat.
Shedding blades need to be used carefully on thin-coated dogs because the blades can scratch the skin.
Dogs that you see on the left shed very little hair.
|By johnny Thursday, April 18, 2013 1:50:47 PM
What is the least shedding dog breed?
|By countrygirl Thursday, April 18, 2013 2:16:47 PM
Most dogs shed, even those advertised as non-shedding. What happens with many of these dogs is that instead of loosing a lot of coat all at once like most dogs do, they lose a few hairs on a regular basis. Many of these hairs get caught in the coat where they are pooled out during grooming rather than floating off to land on your furniture or on your dinner plate. A non-shedding coat may mean that you will have to pay for professional grooming throughout your dog's lifetime. Are you willing to make that kind of committment?
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