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    Default Dog Hair, Genuine Query

    ok, GSD 9 months, long hair, winter coat.
    whilst this does drive me nuts, i do accept that my floorboards can look a little shag pile at times.

    I brush him every 2-3 days
    I hoover him after ive brushed him
    I hoover the house once a week (not prepared to do this more often)

    Now he's shedding, is there a way i can speed the process up?

    looks like tumble weed in the corners at the moment!

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    Have you tried the Furminator?

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    Um lets see:

    Try brushing once a day, maybe in the evenings.
    Buy a furminator or something similar
    Get a jet pet washer or similar attachement, the pressure will blow off a fair amount of dog hair when washing,
    Get one of those comb gloves, and just keep it nearby so each time you pat him, use the glove, that way hes getting a bit of a brush between brushes
    a kirby on blow dry mode or a dog cryer could blow off some hair too.
    If your dog LOVES patting, and is similar to a cat in the way they brush up against you, there is a product in the US I saw ages ago, like a walltoy type thing that they rub against and it removes excess hair.

    Hope that helps xxx

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    I took my BC to a groomer a couple of weeks ago and they did something they call "deshedding". She came out of there with about 70% less fur. The winter undercoat was completely gone.

    Alternative, I would also suggest the furminator

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    I trip to the groomers is worth every cent. They will strip the undercoat, and wash the dog then dry with a force dryer, which blow dries the coat from the roots out - blowing out any leftover loose hair. The result is longer lasting than anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bernie View Post
    I hoover the house once a week (not prepared to do this more often)
    Mate, you should be prepared to hoover once a day hahaha

    Sorry, but with such breeds it's quite normal (to me at least). Dogs do shed all the time (appart from certain breeds), and if you're after a clean house, you hoover
    Furminator will definetelly help, but you'll still have hair on your floors all year round.
    Respect and you shall be respected. Animal is always right.

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    Hi Bernie,

    I heard Mar's coat king is good for this. Perhaps you can check it out. I have seen a video clip at Clipperworld website. Clipperworld

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    The furminator looks like it will pull, and not be a pleasant sensation.
    How are peoples dogs reacting to having the furminator done to them.
    Imagine a long haired GSD, this is the coat that im grooming. Dense undercoat with coarse gaurd hair. This looks like a nit comb, and we all know they bloomin hurt like hell.
    ?

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    The Furminator has a blade in it, so doesn't pull, it cuts the excess hair off. They don't hurt, and I don't think dogs object to them at all.

    I would personally prefer to use a rake style comb as I think you're better off actually stripping out that undercoat rather than thinning it out by cutting the hairs. I haven't used Furminator style combs but would worry about leaving undercoat at skin level where it could matt up - especially on a long haired dog.

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