Shedding

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  1. Simmsy46

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    My 18 month male neutered Labrador is still shedding quite heavily,is this normal,does it ever end,does feed make a difference.
     
  2. Stacia

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    My young Lab shedded heavily while the older one hardly ever did. Now all of a sudden aged just 3 he seems to have stopped.
     
  3. kateincornwall

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    Hi and welcome to the forum from me and my two dogs . I`m afraid that Labs are notorious for shedding copious amounts of fur, it wafts around my home like tumbleweed ;) I think that food can play a part in the quality of a dogs coat, but sorry , dog hairs are something we have to cope with, its a Lab thing ::)
     
  4. MaccieD

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    Welcome to the forum, and yes Labradors shed! I seem to be sweeping up fur a couple of times a day with Juno. Either she sheds a lot are her chocolate fur shows up against my ceramic floors ;D
     
  5. Naya

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    Welcome to the forum :)
    Harley sheds lots!!
     
  6. TinaM

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    We were lucky at Christmas time when we stayed with family Isis didn't shed a bit. But now you wouldn't think she could possibly shed anymore! It is everywhere! Haha, wouldn't trade her for anything.
     
  7. Stacia

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    Cheer up, my one Lab barely sheds at all ;D
     
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    I have two litter mates, a yellow dog and a black bitch. The yellow one sheds SO MUCH but the black one hardly loses a hair. Both obviously on the same diet. I think it's just luck of the draw :)
     
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    Meg hardly sheds at all. She is 1. She is on eukanuba which says it helps reduce shedding. That's not why I feed her it though :)
     
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    Mot such shedding here too....and since using the zoom groom regularly, hardly any tumble weed either!
     
  11. chrism

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    The easiest solution to shedding is to buy clothes to match the dog. :)
     
  12. Dexter

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    Welcome from me,great to see you've joined the Forum,I have a 2.5 year old yellow lab and we live in the Middle East,this means he doesn't ever have the traditional thick double coat of a lab...so we don't have the big moults
    Best Wishes
    Angela
     
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    Milly sheds a lot too. But seems to go in phases. ATM it's quite a lot and has been since we moved to QLD. Hotter, more humid climate I guess.
     
  14. TinaM

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    [quote author=chrism link=topic=10072.msg147268#msg147268 date=1425436247]
    The easiest solution to shedding is to buy clothes to match the dog. :)
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    ;D ;D ;D
    Love it!
     
  15. snowbunny

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    [quote author=chrism link=topic=10072.msg147268#msg147268 date=1425436247]
    The easiest solution to shedding is to buy clothes to match the dog. :)
    [/quote]

    If Willow becomes a shedder, I won't be able to win with one yellow and one black!
     
  16. MaccieD

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    [quote author=snowbunny link=topic=10072.msg147384#msg147384 date=1425473993]
    [quote author=chrism link=topic=10072.msg147268#msg147268 date=1425436247]
    The easiest solution to shedding is to buy clothes to match the dog. :)
    [/quote]

    If Willow becomes a shedder, I won't be able to win with one yellow and one black!
    [/quote]

    Striped or checked clothes? ;D
     
  17. snowbunny

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    Or everything this kind of effect:

    [img width=200]http://cdnc.lystit.com/photos/2012/09/28/giambattista-valli-black-belted-wool-sweater-product-1-4825055-695193597_large_flex.jpeg[/img]
     
  18. MaccieD

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    ;D
     
  19. chrism

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    [quote author=snowbunny link=topic=10072.msg147388#msg147388 date=1425474917]
    Or everything this kind of effect:

    [img width=200]http://cdnc.lystit.com/photos/2012/09/28/giambattista-valli-black-belted-wool-sweater-product-1-4825055-695193597_large_flex.jpeg[/img]
    [/quote]

    Add a chain collar necklace
     
  20. Mollly

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    I had a friend who had a Samoyed. She collected it's hair, learned to spin it and then knitted it into a cardigan.

    I gather the cardinals very warm
     

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