Big Paws Only Dog Forums
November 22, 2017, 06:32:09 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Congratulation s Dinty the Newf You look very handsome atop the site.

The BPO Calendar is now available for purchase. For more information, see the self-titled thread.


Looking for something interesting to read? Catch up on the latest doggy news in our BPO Blog.
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar Members Login Register  
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Butter's shedding like crasy(9 month goldendoodle)  (Read 4018 times)
Edwpang
Big Paw Certified
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 228



View Profile
« on: September 30, 2007, 02:41:33 PM »

As you can see, his coat looks more like a retriever. When he is shaking himself or I am brushing him, I can see his hair falling off like snow. He has been go through similar situation( but less), when he was 3-4 month old, and then later on he was not shedding at all for 2 months, and started to shed more and more for recent 2 month period.
Is this normal? Is he going to shed less in the future?
« Last Edit: September 30, 2007, 02:41:58 PM by Edwpang » Logged

schelmischekitty
Chief "All Knowing"
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 2327



View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2007, 07:50:54 PM »

i know axle shed a lot when he lost his puppy coat, and then he also sheds to get his summer coat and then again to get his winter coat.  when he blew his puppy coat OMG, you could have made 4 dogs out of all the hair i swept up.  you could try bringing him to the groomer and asking them to "blow him out" and see if that helps.  some groomers have a giant vacuum that blows OUT and gets all the loose hair that's falling out off of them.  it's really nice in the bad shedding times lol

anywho, i'm sure it's normal shedding, and you're just noticing it.  BUT, if it gets outrageously horrible with bald spots or overly thinning hair, with him having weight concerns on top of it i would ask my vet.  it can't do any harm to ask. esp. if it's super bad or worries you, as it could be related if in fact it is a medical problem.
« Last Edit: September 30, 2007, 07:54:09 PM by schelmischekitty » Logged

steffanie in atlanta

aiden (4), tristan (2), & maya (born sept. 17th)
axle-140ish-lb akita (4)
peanut-5lb, 11 months chihuahua
Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
Edwpang
Big Paw Certified
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 228



View Profile
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2007, 12:45:09 AM »

Schelmischekit ty, thank you so much for your information. I think is Butter is normal from description. He just belongs to those Goldendoodles that shed. I love him nevertheless.
Logged

2Criminals
Grand Master
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 663



View Profile
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2007, 02:53:08 PM »

Most good "breeders" of the -oodle crosses will tell you that they are not guaranteed to be hyperallergeni c or non-shedders. Which coat type they are going to have (poodle vs lab/golden) will not be evident until they mature. Butter's physical appearance is closer to the retriever than the poodle so it stands to reason that his coat is more retriever Wink If allergies aren't the reason you picked him than all is well, you have a cute shedding dog Grin
Logged
Edwpang
Big Paw Certified
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 228



View Profile
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2007, 03:29:32 PM »

Most good "breeders" of the -oodle crosses will tell you that they are not guaranteed to be hyperallergeni c or non-shedders. Which coat type they are going to have (poodle vs lab/golden) will not be evident until they mature. Butter's physical appearance is closer to the retriever than the poodle so it stands to reason that his coat is more retriever Wink If allergies aren't the reason you picked him than all is well, you have a cute shedding dog Grin

Yeah, you are right. I have done some research on doodles. Their coat type are fully decided after at least 1 year's old. I didn't pick him from breeder, he was a rescue. Actually, I prefer retriever type coat: it looks clean, and you don't need to have him professional groomed. I only hope he will shed less when he matures.  Smiley
Logged

Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.2 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines LLC Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!