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Old 07-27-2012, 01:35 PM
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Default What dog breeds "clump" instead of shed?

I don't know how else to describe it, lol.

Lucy's coat is AWESOME. She's soft and fluffy and great to snuggle, but she doesn't shed in the traditional sense. I can pet her without getting fur on my hands (even when I really work my hands through her coat), and my couch really doesn't have fur all over it even though she lays on it all the time. I can put on work clothes in the morning, get one last cuddle in, and not have to use a lint brush at all.

Don't get me wrong--she does shed. When I vacuum, I find little balls of fur in the corners of the room, and if I take an undercoat rake to her I pull out all kinds of fluff--but it's not like it's just constantly falling out the way the labs or border collies do.

Zach and I were joking last night that if we have another dog after Lucy, it better have the same awesome coat. What breeds are like that? Or is Lucy just a magical mystery mutt of epic proportions and I should clone her DNA ASAP?

(PS - No wire haired/curly coated breeds...I want soft and fluffy!)
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Rory and the long coated chis have coats like that! I find Rory's fur all over the floors, but it doesn't shed while you're petting it. It also doesn't get on furniture or clothes!
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Our old collie actually had a coat like that - he did shed, but not as much as you'd expect for a dog with that much coat. When he blew his undercoat, it mostly stayed in as clumps that you could brush out instead of all falling out.
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It probably has to do with the coat length, it is long enough to get caught on itself rather than fall out.
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Lies! :P at least no one told my girls that Tilly shed like CRAZY
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:58 PM
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Rory and the long coated chis have coats like that! I find Rory's fur all over the floors, but it doesn't shed while you're petting it. It also doesn't get on furniture or clothes!
Really? That's crazy--the border collies at agility have "stick to your hands" fur. I seriously ruled them out because of that one fact. I do NOT want fur all over everything! I wonder if it's really case by case with individual dogs, rather than a breed thing.
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:01 PM
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Our old collie actually had a coat like that - he did shed, but not as much as you'd expect for a dog with that much coat. When he blew his undercoat, it mostly stayed in as clumps that you could brush out instead of all falling out.
Yeah, I end up taking Lucy to the groomer ever 3 months or so and they trim up her feathering and pantaloons and brush out all her extra fluff. It's awesome

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It probably has to do with the coat length, it is long enough to get caught on itself rather than fall out.
Hrm...you may be on to something there. Even when I really scratch her and run by fingers back and forth through her coat though, nothing really comes out. It's only with the right brushes that I can get anything. Do dogs like eskies and poms not shed like that since they have long hairs too?
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The hairy Belgians have coats like that. So did my not real hairy Rough Collie.
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:36 PM
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I find most of the goldens and double coated breeds have that sort of coat, unless they're shedding of course. There are some goldens etc. with a silky cotton texture that would be much worse.
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