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Top 5 Facts about Dog Shedding

We all know that most dogs shed their fur. Well here's out top 5 facts!

Did you know…?

1. All dogs shed. Yes, all dogs, though some more than others.  There is no such thing as a non-shedding dog, unless your dog is one of these.(!)

2. Dogs with “hair” instead of fur, shed a lot less, but are more likely to mat if not groomed.

3. Dogs kept indoors year-round may shed year-round because their body is “confused” by the lack of change in season, but some dogs are just genetically programmed to shed year-round.

4. Shedding helps a dog maintain a healthy coat by replacing old, dirty fur/hair with shiny new fur/hair.

5. When a dog sheds its seasonal winter undercoat, that’s actually called “blowing their coat,” not shedding.


Here at Muddy Paws we recommend the Furminator Grooming tool as the best comb on the market to get rid of the unwanted hair before it hits the floor and carpet.

Rupert Brown

Rupert owns and runs Muddy Paws with his wife Emma. Having set up the company when Oscar was a puppy 8 years ago (the famous chief tester here at Muddy Paws HQ), Rupert has lots of experience when it comes to looking after a canine companion. Visit Rupert's Google+ profile.

Rupert Brown

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