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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-22-2019, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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Black Shepherds Don’t Shed??

A local breeder claims that their Black German Shepherds don’t shed but twice a year. They claim it’s because of the black colouring. There are a number of red flags for this registered breeder and we won’t be purchasing a puppy from them, however I’ve serious doubt about pure GSD not shedding year round and wanted to double check with you guys 🙂
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I have an all black female, and she sheds constantly. Twice a year she blows her coat as well, which makes normal shedding seem like nothing! Smart of you to look elsewhere for a puppy!
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Yeah, that’s a ridiculous claim! I have a solid black male pup, and even he sheds constantly. My blankets are covered in a layer of black hair, and since he’s still a baby, he hasn’t even begun his real shedding!

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I have a solid black GSD and he sheds significantly less than any of my other GSDs in the past that were mainly sable.
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I've had two and both shed year around.......I guess the breeder was talking about twice a year when they blow their coat maybe ??...during that time you'll think you're fighting a loosing daily battle when it comes to brushing ....i can see if the dog is just an outside dog it may not be as noticeable but if the dog spends time inside a house where you can see the hair.....yep year around shedding....

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How long does it take to blow the coat? Weeks, months? i.e. - how long will the torture last?
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post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 10-22-2019, 05:19 PM
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Blowing costs can be weeks.. Guard hairs are continual.. So brushing or taking to a groomer to 'blow out' the last season coat can help reduce time and shed... But, unfortunately, German Shepherd is German Shedder
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They don’t? I have a short hair all black dog and I clogged three vacuums with dog hair. Search for my thread. This was the worst summer I can remember. He looked like an old pillow that is losing its stuffing no matter how often I brushed him.
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That’s a lie.
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They shed less; don’t care about the science as to why. It’s all anecdotal, anyway.

Now, less is also relative.

If black n tans are at a 10, for instance, blacks (my blacks) would be a 7.
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