Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Northern California
There’s quite a range as far as coat quality (and coat types of course). I’m sure breeding plays a part... but I’d say diet plays a bigger part, as does grooming. My dogs blow their coats twice a year.... it can last from 3-6 weeks each dog and they aren’t on the same sqedule which I can’t quite figure out how/why. Anyway... outside of seasonal blowing, if recently bathed and regular brushing - I do have a few months out of the year where my good ol randomly bred boys don’t (or barely) shed. When my girl who has since passed was raw fed, her coat was at its best and I very rarely dealt with hair.
But man when it’s bad, it’s BAD. Went to the self service dog wash yesterday - there are 6 tubs and it was a pretty busy day. I felt so bad, every single person left with GSD hair on them once I started with the dryer. So embarrassing!
TILDEN: Male: Blk/Red LHGSD: DOB: 12/24/06 65lbs of Love
KEYSTONE: Male: Sable: DOB: 2/11/13 55lbs of Go!!!!!
Last edited by Fodder; 02-18-2019 at 10:43 AM.