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Old 02-19-2014, 10:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello I hope i am in the right section this is my first or second time looking at this site i did some searches ect cant find what i want all forums are a little different in way they work i will adjust to this one. Now to my question i have never had a shepherd german or australian i know this is a german site but i want the most from my dog i can get smart loyal ect which one is best in this area training and other i mentioned ? i have always had labs thinking about the shepherds ! My labs shed like crazy how do the shepherds do on shedding ?
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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They are also known as "German Shedders" if that gives you any idea They shed A LOT... I'm always sweeping, vacuuming, and brushing Titan.. hair.. so much hair..
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Old 02-19-2014, 12:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Like the previous poster said, they shed a lot. I have a lab and I was vacuuming about once a week. Now I'm vacuuming every day due to the little German Shepherd tumble weeds everywhere. Lol

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Old 02-19-2014, 12:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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is this a seasonal shed like my labs or is everyday event ? if i brush my labs 3-4 times week lot less shed
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Mine only sheds once a year.... For 365 days (on a non leap year)! They really really really shed twice a year when they blow coat. A good food will help, but there really is no getting around it. Mine are raw fed and still shed a lot.


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A little better than a lab, but not much! Lots of tumbleweeds. They blow coat twice a year as well, but it is constant shedding.
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Yeah when I read that they blow coat twice a year, I thought "oh not that bad" but apparently never read, like DJEtzel said, that it's a year around shedding.. all.. the.. time.. you get used to it.

I had labs growing up and I can say it's worse than that, but that's JMO
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I have a GSD and a Lab. Comparing the 2...... GSD is about 4 times (very conservative estimate) more then the Lab ... daily. Then there is the twice a year coat blowing as well for the GSD. Best thing I found was microfiber cloths and a good vacuum. I also vacuum Woolf usually twice a week, along with the almost daily brushing.
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I want to thank you all for your replies !
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