shedding - German Shepherd Dog Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-19-2014, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 5
shedding

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 ?
greg1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-19-2014, 10:56 AM
Crowned Member
 
wyoung2153's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: North Florida
Posts: 4,529
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..

v/r,

Whitney
and
Commander Charly Titan (GSD)-15 Jan 2010
wyoung2153 is offline  
post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-19-2014, 12:35 PM
Master Member
 
SummerGSDLover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Vancouver, WA (USA)
Posts: 750
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

*-*Summer*-*
SummerGSDLover is offline  
post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-19-2014, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 5
Smile

is this a seasonal shed like my labs or is everyday event ? if i brush my labs 3-4 times week lot less shed
greg1 is offline  
post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-19-2014, 12:51 PM
Knighted Member
 
mspiker03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: NorCal
Posts: 3,077
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.


Sent from Petguide.com Free App

Leyna vom Grunenfeld, HT, PT, HSAs, HRDs, RLFs

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
, JHD, aka "the devil"

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
, 3/21/14, aka TJ

Levi vom Grunenfeld, RIP 9/5/04 - 3/4/13
mspiker03 is offline  
post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-19-2014, 01:08 PM
Crowned Member
 
DJEtzel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Posts: 5,247
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.

Danielle, owner of...
Fraggle Rock Collars & ...
Fraggle Vom Richcreek CGC CA
Red Dog's Reconnaissance Man CGC CL1-R CL1-H CL1-F CL1-S USJ
General Patton Vom Winter Storm
DJEtzel is offline  
post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-19-2014, 01:11 PM
Crowned Member
 
wyoung2153's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: North Florida
Posts: 4,529
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

v/r,

Whitney
and
Commander Charly Titan (GSD)-15 Jan 2010
wyoung2153 is offline  
post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-19-2014, 01:28 PM
Elite Member
 
Twyla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,936
Send a message via Yahoo to Twyla
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.
Twyla is offline  
post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-19-2014, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 5
I want to thank you all for your replies !
greg1 is offline  
post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-19-2014, 02:37 PM
Crowned Member
 
wyoung2153's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: North Florida
Posts: 4,529
Welcome

v/r,

Whitney
and
Commander Charly Titan (GSD)-15 Jan 2010
wyoung2153 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome