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    So,

    Corduroy is 2 and a half. Last year he shedded gradually.... but there was definitely a ton of fur. This year, yesterday was the first really hot day in New England (almost 90* after a 60* week) and it instantly made Corduroy start hyper shedding fur. He was only mildly shedding up until this morning.... then we woke up and there is literally handfuls and handfuls of fur coming off my dog!! I remember a lot coming off last year but it was just more gradual tho.... this came on literally over night. I brushed him for 45 minutes this morning and it seems as if I did nothing...

    Does everyone's dog shed this way (overnight dramamtic change) and what brush do you use that seems to help the best? I have a slicker and that rake one.... seems to be good.

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    Wow, not even one reply??
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    My girls shed, but it's gradual.
    I've been vacuuming hair for WEEKS!

    And I don't think as many people are on this weekend.
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    Sounds normal to me. One day Lily was not shedding and it seemed like the next day she was. MASSIVE amounts! My Gryphon started too. RIght about the time they are through Rhumba will start. Ooooh love the shed season!
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    My Nellie blows coat twice a year and barely sheds otherwise. Bailey, on the other hand, sheds constantly. I cleaned out the vents located on the floors of my ground level before turning on the air conditioning and pulled up an entire bag of Bailey hair even though I brush him every other day.
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    Sounds normal. I can see tufts of fur dropping off when Erns is blowing his coat. I brush him twice a day when he is bad.

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    News flash! Labs are heavy shedders! Film at 11!
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    We are experiencing the same thing. We were just commenting on all the black dog hair on the bed. Whewwweeee ya gotta love labs!. A small price to pay for happiness.


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    I tend to think of it not so much as lots of dog hair but as a free carpet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBrownDog View Post
    News flash! Labs are heavy shedders! Film at 11!
    Aw... you're so knowledgable. Do you have to work hard at it or ..? Gosh, TY. I think the question was very specific but I guess you didn't really understand that honey. It's all good. You have an extra good night.
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