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German Shepherd Shedding Hair - Brush, brush, brush
German Shepherds are great with kids but...
We have a five year old German Shepherd that we have had since she was a puppy. Her name is Maggie. She is a great family dog. The only problem is her hair gets everywhere. German Shepherds have two coats of hair. The undercoat which is finer, and a longer more coarse outer coat that they shed year round. A lot. Some people ask how often do German Shepherds blow their coats. From our experience it's all the time, that's why they're affectionately called the German Shedder.
We brush her almost daily, but it wasn't until we combined the brushing, combing and vacuuming did we get it under control.
You will need a few types of brushes.
1. The bristle brush and comb. Use the bristle brush daily and comb the dog twice per week. Our German Shepherd doesn't like to be brushed, but we have found her to be more at ease when she is tired after a long walk.
2. Use a shedding blade during the heavy shedding times of year only if you are trained to use them. I'm not and instead opt for a rake brush that goes to the skin and gets out the matted hair on the neck and back of the legs.
3. Vacuum brush. Once you're done with the brush use the vacuum brush. My dog doesn't like it, but it is very effective after brushing her. This really cuts down on the hair that we have to clean up later.