Do Australian Shepherd Shed?
Find Out Before You Bring One Home
The following are some facts about do australian shepherd:
Australian Shepherds Shed More Than Golden Retrievers
Golden retrievers are very popular with families. They make great companions for children and they have a calm nature which makes them good choices for young kids. However, their size does not allow them to sleep all day long like an average dog would be able to do.
A dog’s needs change throughout the year and during winter months they need extra rest.
A golden retriever might only need to nap once or twice a week while an Australian shepherd may require at least four naps per day. Golden retrievers are known for being loyal but they don’t always want to go out of their kennel when it gets dark so they will sometimes stay inside until after midnight. If you have a large family then you might consider getting an Australian shepherd instead.
Dogs Shed Less During Winter Months
It is true that dogs shed less during winter months. Dogs tend to keep themselves clean and dry by burying themselves in the ground. When they wake up in the morning, they brush off any dirt or mud from their fur and coat before putting on fresh clothing.
While shedding is necessary for keeping your dog healthy, it can cause problems if left unchecked.
Make sure to groom your dog on a regular basis to cut down on shedding. While you cannot completely stop your dog from shedding, you can keep the hair from flying all over your house. It is best to brush your dog immediately after you bath him so the fur doesn’t start to mat up.
If brushing doesn’t work for you, try using a ShedMonster deshedding tool such as the FurBuster or the Shed Ender. These tools are designed to remove loose fur while you brush your dog.
Dogs Still Need Grooming During The Winter Months
Even though dogs shed less during the winter, they still need to be groomed on a regular basis. During the cold winter months dogs typically stay indoors and spend a lot of time sleeping. This can cause their fur to collect dirt and debris which can cause matting if left on the dog’s skin for too long.
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