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When do GSD normally blow their coat?

What times per year is it common for GSDs to blow their coats? I know they do it once or twice a year but was wondering if it was winter and summer or certain times?

Diesel hasn't been a heavy shedder but recently he has begun to shed a lot...he's 11 months old now.

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Re: When do GSD normally blow their coat?

Jax has one blowout...365 days a year.




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Re: When do GSD normally blow their coat?

The simple answer is when ever they want. Some people seem to think it is seasonally but in my experience it has little to do with the seasons.

Huskies, Tika and Chimo shed in one group. KC (RIP) and Rayne would always shed when the other group is done.

Huskies, Tika and Chimo are done, Jethro seems to be bridging the gap between them and Rayne as he is sheding now and Rayne is getting ready to start. So for me it is a year round excursion depending only on who and how many.


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I think the answer is <span style='font-family: Arial Black'> </span> YES <span style='font-size: 14pt'> </span> <span style="color: #FF0000"> </span>


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Originally Posted By: Jax08Jax has one blowout...365 days a year.
Yep me too!! Gotta love the German Shedder!!
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Yep, they are not called German Shedders for nothing! Mine shed all year, every day, with a couple of major blowouts which can occur at any time. Standard coated dogs are much bigger shedders than the long coats, at least that has been my experience.

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LOL I about spit out my drink when I read that

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Re: When do GSD normally blow their coat?

Michelle, you have that right! 365 is pretty accurate! lol. Zappa has massive shedding daily and two big blowouts a year, spring and fall.

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