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« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2006, 04:03:38 AM »

I just got a furminator comb and I love if for blowing coat. I thought I had gotten all of the hair with the undercoat rake,but there was a lot more to come out. After I finished with both dogs, they aren't leaving the hair bunnies around the house that we normally have.
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« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2006, 05:15:34 AM »

I am glad this post came back up- great suggestions.  Can anyone tewll me when I can expect Binky to blow her coat?  SHe's a Great Pyr, 10 months old.  Every time I see a chunk of hair, I wonder if it's starting, but from what I've read, I guess I'll know for sure when it does!  Also, I am thinking of having her clipped for the summer- would this be a bad idea if she hasn't blown her coat yet?  I don't want her to have holes in her fur!  Thanks.
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« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2006, 09:40:01 AM »

Dixie is having her first full blow now she is 16 months.  I bet Binky will not have a full blow until next spring.

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« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2006, 12:42:09 PM »

Dixie is having her first full blow now she is 16 months.  I bet Binky will not have a full blow until next spring.

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I 2nd that...At 1 yr. Samson had a partial blow...This spring he is blowing coat like a big boy!...He will be 2 July 23...Pippin is also blowing big boy coat at 14 & 1/2 months...It's a good thing Sammy's breeder spins & knits the hair...otherwi se I'd feel all the brushing was a pain!...lol! Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2006, 06:12:45 PM »

Zero is in full blow this year at 18mths and well there are little zeros everywhere LOL... Chara is 11mths and well she might do a partial blow but I think she is waiting for next year to show mom what a CO can do during a fur storm LOl
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« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2006, 09:07:57 PM »

Will Sammy's breeder take in fur to spin from dogs not of her lines?  I have been saving some of Dixie and Sugar Bears (mixed). I would love to have a 5x5 square made for a photo box.

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Dixie is having her first full blow now she is 16 months.  I bet Binky will not have a full blow until next spring.

Lisa
I 2nd that...At 1 yr. Samson had a partial blow...This spring he is blowing coat like a big boy!...He will be 2 July 23...Pippin is also blowing big boy coat at 14 & 1/2 months...It's a good thing Sammy's breeder spins & knits the hair...otherwi se I'd feel all the brushing was a pain!...lol! Cheesy

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« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2006, 09:10:21 PM »

On the spinning note...  I was wondering if you quit sweeping or vacuuming, would you eventually have a felt carpet???   Grin  I have concrete floors and I was wondering if I could save myself several thousand dollars if I just let it all felt up.  I would have to figure something out about the smell though...  hmmmm...
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« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2006, 10:07:30 PM »

Every time I see a chunk of hair, I wonder if it's starting, but from what I've read, I guess I'll know for sure when it does!  Also, I am thinking of having her clipped for the summer- would this be a bad idea if she hasn't blown her coat yet?  I don't want her to have holes in her fur!  Thanks.

Yup, you'll know when it happens!  LOL!!  There was a thread not long ago about clipping that had a lot of good pros and cons in it.  I just bumped it - it was in the Newfoundland discussion forum.

I thought a shedding blade had two handles, looks like a metal ribbon with teeth on one side?Huh  I've used those on a horse but never a dog.  The undercoat rake is the one in the pic???  That's what I have and use - it works pretty well but some dogs don't like the pull on their fur. Maybe I'm mixed up - wouldn't be the first time! Wink  I end up using the slicker most of the time because my dogs don't like the pull of the rake or the matting comb.  I just cut out matts.  Mine aren't show dogs and their comfort is more important to me than their looks.  Mostly they have so much hair that even if I cut some out, the rest covers Shocked
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« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2006, 05:56:24 AM »

Will Sammy's breeder take in fur to spin from dogs not of her lines?  I have been saving some of Dixie and Sugar Bears (mixed). I would love to have a 5x5 square made for a photo box.

Lisa

Dixie is having her first full blow now she is 16 months.  I bet Binky will not have a full blow until next spring.

Lisa
I 2nd that...At 1 yr. Samson had a partial blow...This spring he is blowing coat like a big boy!...He will be 2 July 23...Pippin is also blowing big boy coat at 14 & 1/2 months...It's a good thing Sammy's breeder spins & knits the hair...otherwi se I'd feel all the brushing was a pain!...lol! Cheesy

I don't know Lisa but I will ask her sometime this week if I can get ahold of her...I'll let you know. Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2006, 09:27:46 AM »

Cool, thanks.
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« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2006, 01:58:06 PM »

Cirra is currently blowing her coat.  She has always had a beautiful coat and now I need reassurance that she won't go bald.  I am using an undercoat rake, pin brush and comb.  She doesn't like the sound of a slicker brush???  Is the goal to brush out all of the undercoat and to keep  brushing until no more hair comes out???  I have read yes and no for a bath.  Suggestions?  Blowers?  I trust that what would be needed is more than a hand held dryer.  I enjoy brushing Cirra however it seems that she is getting tired of it.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.  I will be brushing...
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