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Do you? Do you really?

Here's the hair from ONE SIDE of Ambra


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And you see the smug little girl up on that table? All that hair underneath it is hers.
 

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Your shepherd sheds A LOT. Mine is usually good after one bath and a brushing, without a lot of fur falling out
Maybe the bath is why I never notice all the fur...
I cheat, I guess lol
 

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No, this is undercoat, not top coat (guard hairs). This is normal coat blow. Too many people just don't do proper coat maintenance and strip this dead wooly coat out.
 

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Lol dont miss that at all! Except I moved on to a terv which is even worse I think. Clever me! Ha can't help but laugh when GSDs blow coat and they look all tufty and silly till I get the rake out.
 

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Oh god, when I see tufts I cringe
 

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And you think a little hair would deter me? LOL I have RUSSIAN dogs! I understand hair...

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If I see a dog I know with a tuft, I will chase it round till I can get it out lol.
LOL I do too, especially if it's one of mine.
But where there's one tufts, there's 30 more.
 

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Every time I would walk into the salon and see that I had a german shepherd booked under me, I would groan. XD Not only do they shed more than almost any breed I've ever seen, in general, even the corgis, but most people don't train them and get them from horrible breeders, so the ones I got to groom were usually psychotic and loud. XD

(Also, I get to train one when I get to TX. A 7-month-old GSD who was never even taught the basics, or how to not jump on people. FUNNNNN)
 

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Bella is only half German shepherd (shorter coat), but as soon as I see that little tuft sticking out of her hind quarters I say - brush in hand - "LET THE SHEDDING BEGIN!"

I still - after over 5 years of shedding twice a year - fool myself by thinking that an hour of brushing and stripping will get it all. HA!! It only spreads from there.

I hope the birds and squirrels appreciate the work that goes into insulating their nests.

And yes, I still want a German shepherd.
 

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Haha my foster had tons of those little tuffs of fur on him when I brought him home. I spent weeks working out the worst of his undercoat with just my hands and a zoom groom brush. I don't have any other grooming tools because I don't need them for Jubel and don't want to buy more stuff. He's much better now after lots of brushing (which he isn't a fan of), hand pulling tuffs, and an extensive bath. I think he's made me a bigger fan of single coated dogs.
 

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Okay, I miss lots of things about Muggsy, that isn't one of them. I mean, his ears shed. His ears!
 

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When I brushed out Hitch I thought I had gained another dog. I get to have a lot of fun when shedding time comes, with Hitch, my two cats, and my two horses!
 

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That really doesn't sound like a bad problem. My dog sheds from both sides :)
Such a comedian you are :p
 

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Here's the hair from ONE SIDE of Ambra


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What's a little hair in exchange for such a loyal and intelligent companion like a GSD? :D It's like paying taxes - you can benefit, just have to pay for it with hair cleanup ;)

Besides, I'd just stuff in a pillow case and make a cushion for her to lay on out of it. Or maybe sell it? Does anyone buy dog hair? Like for crafts or something?


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Dog Hair

For those of us who have been struggling against the constant shedding of our pups, armed with Swiffers and lint rollers, the news that dog hair is a commodity may be too good to be true. Apparently, dog hair spun into yarn (or “chiengora”) is an old art form that dates way, way back. (Before sheep wool was the thing to spin in the U.S., people would use the hair of a dog.)

Fans of the stuff claim that it holds in warmth and repels water better than other fibers. (When found for sale, however, it is usually combined with sheep’s wool.) Believe it or not, fans of spinning dog hair are a very helpful group (just check out Knitting With Dog Hair, a book that shows you how to cut, collect, spin, and use dog hair for everyday knitting projects). There has been some question as to the legality of selling dog hair (big surprise), and states like New Jersey actually have language forbidding the sale of dog or cat fur.

So how do you go about selling (or even buying) dog hair? The verdict on this one is similar to other items on our list. Ask around, place ads in places that don’t specifically prohibit it, and make sure that the state you’re listing it in allows it. If it’s not possible to sell the dog hair straight out, you may be able to spin it first and offer it as a yarn.
http://www.wisebread.com/6-weird-things-people-sell-for-cash



Besides, it could be worse. You could have a non-shedding dog and all of THAT would stay in her coat, making knots and mats for you to comb out *glares at Wally* but again, just paying taxes on his companionship and intelligence :D
 

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Oh, the shedding doesn't bother me at all. I find it weird that it's such a priority for other people xD
 

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Hey, can you imagine all of that... in white? I can, and it's not pretty.



...but Mike surely thinks it's funny. :p Stupid lol face of his.

Gotta love the hair. I'm actually saving his undercoat and I stuff pillows with it :)
 
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