Does your dog "blow its coat"?

United States
July 12, 2008 6:45pm CST
I have a northern breed dog an Akita to be precise. Once a year she will blow her coat which is to say have a big shed of the undercoat. A huge shed of the undercoat. We just went through it for the first time last month and there were huge tumbleweeds of hair everywhere. We just moved some furniture around and was doing a major cleaning when we found remnant tumbleweeds hiding behind and under some furniture. Thank goodness it is over with till next year lol. I know that Akitas do this and Shipperke's do also not sure of other breeds though. Does yours?
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@GreenMoo (11842)
13 Jul 08
One of my dogs is allowed to run free, and he is the one that fills the house with hair when he moults. I presume his undercoat must be thicker than his sister's because he's out all day, which must be why he seems to lose so much. Honestly, I'd come out in the morning and discover that I could knit a whole new dog just from the hair he'd left around the floor.
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@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
13 Jul 08
My dog has a short coat like a wire haired terrier and she sheds constantly.. We can move the sofa out to clean behind it and my husband will holler at me and tell me that "I have found another puppy behind the sofa" and there he is holding a big wad of dog hair that is almost as big as another puppy.. I have tried vacuuming her but that didn't even help, not to mention brushing her constantly.. But we love her anyway, she is our baby..
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