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Old 11-17-2007, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by mrose_s View Post
hmm. i might have already posted in this thread but anyway

greyhounds I've read shed very little

They do and they dont. The fuzzy ones do (have longer fur) but the smooth dont as bad. THey do shed quite a bith though. Much like a boxer.
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Old 11-18-2007, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by DanL View Post
I think diet has a lot to do with shedding. People say Danes shed a lot, and I saw one in a class we took with Daisy who had hair flying off of him when you pet him, but Daisy sheds very very little. And the hair is so fine and short, you'd never get tumbleweeds on the wood floor. Gunnar doesn't shed much either, about 2 times a year he'll blow out his coat and the rest of the time it's not much at all.
I agree, diet has a LOT to do with shedding!!! I have dogs that come into the store and I can tell their being fed crap before their owners say anything to me, because their coats are in such bad shape and they're shedding like MAD. Whereas the dogs I know who are fed a high quality diet shed far less than their counterparts of the same breed who are fed low quality food.

I'd love to do a "furminator test" on two labs or other high shed dogs, on different quality diets, and have photographic evidence of the dramatic difference that I'm sure we'd see

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Old 11-18-2007, 04:21 PM
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the Irish wolfhound is a low shedder, and there the tallest breed...

I wonder if other dogs think Cresties are members of some weird religious cult?

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