Join Date: May 2011
Location: Northern California
Dogs that live primarily indoors shed constantly year-round, and GSDs are notorious for it. I have a GSD in my grooming shop right now, I just groomed him yesterday, blew and brushed out a TON of hair, and this morning he's still got loose hairs falling off. It just never ends.
Supplements like Fish Oil, Missing Link, etc. certainly won't hurt, but I'm not going to tell you that it makes shedding stop.
Daily brushing and vacuuming is all I can say... you have a GSD! Hair is just part of the deal.
I have to say, my own GSD doesn't shed all that much, as GSDs go. She has a short stock coat, relatively close-lying and very dense. When it does begin to shed in spring, it's unbelievable, but it's not too bad right now. I have no idea why, because I don't brush her very often (hey, I brush dogs all day long!) and she eats a good-quality grain free kibble, with a fish oil and glucosamine/chondriotin supplement. I raised her on raw until she was about 5 or 6 years old, and she didn't shed too badly then either. She's always been a housedog, but spends quite a bit of time outside as well. All I can figure is that some dogs naturally shed more than others.