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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-23-2010, 03:04 AM Thread Starter
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How can I manage all the shedding?

Hey everyone!

I was aware that German Shepherds shed a lot but I had no idea it was this much!

I brush Miro's hair every day and it's still not helping. Any advice on how to minimize/manage the shedding and spreading of hair all over the place?

Thanks a ton!

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-23-2010, 10:36 AM
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What kind of brush are you using? Some seem to work better than others. Right now a lot of the GSDs are blowing their coat right now, so there will be extra shedding.

Do you have an undercoat/ shedding rake?

Or a shedding blade?

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I have that first brush and it sucks. So I went and bought a Furminator on Ebay and it is amazing!

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A second vote for the furminator.
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post #5 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-23-2010, 11:07 AM
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I take my dogs to the groomer when they blow coat, because nothing works like a forced air dryer

However in between I strongly prefer the undercoat rake over the furminator. In my experience using the furminator too much breaks the coat. I'll run through with an undercoat rake, then a pin brush and maybe a slicker at the end. I have also been known to vacuum the dogs.

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Jax hates the furminator or slickers. Jax tolerates the rake. She does seem to like the zoom groom. I think the furminator is pulling and breaking her hair rather than combing the loose out.

Furminator works great on the boxers though.
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Jax hates the furminator or slickers. Jax tolerates the rake.
Same at this house. They all hate the furminator. Jake (blk lab) loves the slicker but hates the rake. I think his hair is too short for the rake. Jess & Dalton love the rake but the slicker does nothing with their coats.

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I took my dog to the vet and they brushed her twice and bathed her. I took her home and clouds of hair was falling out....I brushed her twice more the same day and it looked like she had never been groomed. she can run through the house and big balls of fur roll all over the floor. i sweep and swiffer every day and brush her. It is like currying a horse in the spring. I hope it slows down soon.
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I have an air force blower, can't live without it,,it's definately worth every penny)

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I also have a air force dryer, love it.

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