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Tue Mar 4, 2014, 09:52 AM

Signs of Spring: I just brushed my short haired dog for 15 minutes,

and he still has loose tufts of fur sticking up over his back legs! ( I could probably get them with a stiffer brush, but that's a tender spot)

I'm not even going to discuss the long haired dogs!

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Reply Signs of Spring: I just brushed my short haired dog for 15 minutes, (Original post)
hedgehog Mar 2014 OP
Earth_First Mar 2014 #1
hedgehog Mar 2014 #2
marzipanni Mar 2014 #3
In_The_Wind Mar 2014 #4
llmart Mar 2014 #6
Blue_Tires Mar 2014 #5

Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Mar 4, 2014, 10:25 AM

1. Oh yes!

Our Golden is blowing out big time right now.

What's gone from a once a day brush and sweep the house has gone to brush and I'll sweep tomorrow.

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 4, 2014, 01:32 PM

2. I just adopted an elderly dog that I think may be part Golden -

I gave her a bath last night and now the loose hair is flying like crazy.

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Mar 4, 2014, 07:07 PM

3. I had a Malamute-Australian Shepherd x Australian blue heeler

She had a very luxuriant undercoat, a medium(like a lab)outer coat and in the spring I pinched out the loose tufts that would poke out from her haunches between brushings.

I told the shoe repair guy that I liked his shop dog, a big dog that seemed mostly yellow lab, and he said she sheds like crazy when the temperature hits ~60║F, because she's actually half Malamute.

For a long haired dog do you have to use a long bristled wire brush? I see from the reviews that people really like Furminators« but they are expensive!

Next purchase: A rubber broom, for pulling hair off of floors especially good for carpets and rugs. The bags for my vacuum cleaner aren't sold in my town, so I prefer to collect the fluff in a paper bag before vacuuming!

http://www.simplygoodstuff.com/rubber_brooms.htm

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Mar 4, 2014, 08:01 PM

4. Our chocolate lab is almost finished shedding.

We brushed away half a dog.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 4, 2014, 09:28 PM

6. Glad I'm not the only one dealing with this.

When I get done brushing my part Husky mix who is mostly white I always say, "I could make a poodle with all this hair."

I think I'll hold off vacuuming until about June

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Mar 4, 2014, 08:11 PM

5. After all that brushing to make the hair look neat

why must dogs always do their "shake" right after and mess it all up?

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