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Old 02-28-2011, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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Default German Shepherd Hair Loss

I dont know much about dogs. But one thing I know is that every time I visit my sister who has a german sheperd my clothes is full of hair. My sister says that is normal for sheperd to lose ALOT of hair. Is this true or could there be something wrong with this particular individual? Thanks.
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Old 02-28-2011, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Yes, it is normal, as long as there aren't any bald patches, etc. People have posted on this forum about making sweaters from the hair that their shepherds shed
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Old 02-28-2011, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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No bald patches. Thanks.
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:58 AM
 
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Shepherds are big shedders, (aka) german shedders. Daily brushing can help with cutting down on the shedding, but as long as the coat looks healthy and the dog isn't doing a lot of scratching then I'd say it's pretty normal. They also will blow their coat a couple of times a year, thats even more fun.
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:23 AM
 
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Welcome to my world. ( I have 2 ). Daily brushing is a must !
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Northern MN
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I have 7 of them,
Yes, heavy shedding is normal as they have a double coat.

Are you looking for some dog wool?
Do I have a deal for you.
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:58 AM
 
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Shepherds are big shedders, (aka) german shedders. Daily brushing can help with cutting down on the shedding, but as long as the coat looks healthy and the dog isn't doing a lot of scratching then I'd say it's pretty normal. They also will blow their coat a couple of times a year, thats even more fun.
Yes, it's loads of fun. My shedder is blowing out her coat right now and there are little tumbleweeds of hair all over the place. I can't wait 'til this is over!
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Old 03-01-2011, 02:40 PM
 
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But the great thing is they seldom need a bath. All that shedding keeps them pretty clean.
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Old 03-01-2011, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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The clothes are full of hair even after washing machine.
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Old 03-01-2011, 03:33 PM
 
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The clothes are full of hair even after washing machine.
Just learn to live by the mantra...."no outfit is complete without a little dog hair"
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