Today, with all of the emotional and physical benefits, owning a dog can be a massive blessing, but it’s not all fun and games. You know what I’m talking about, if you’re one of the many proud dog owners who have a really hairy breed. Yep, dogs shed and it may be more or less a hassle to do it all, depending on the breed. It’s not all negative, though, as people online have created a whole challenge around the concept of shedding dogs.
Presenting the Facebook Shedding Dog Challenge (#sheddingdogchallenge)! It is an online competition where individuals not only share how much their dogs are actually shedding, but also how creative individuals can be with all the fluff that has accrued throughout the process.
some of the best entries are here..
Indy may have passed away last month, but as a little everyday reminder of his love
for us, he made sure to sprinkle his hair confetti everywhere. I miss him so much.
The King of Shedding has come on this #sheddingdogchallenge that he sees going around to claim his throne!
Ben Kelch submitted one of the more popular entries in the challenge. His so-called “King of Shedding,” more commonly known as Czar, is his lovely Samoyed, who lives with his mother and with his insane amounts of shedding hair has made Facebook go nuts.
“Czar is eight years old, and now he lives in IL with my parents. He is the softest, fluffiest dog you will ever feel. Kelch laughed, “Everyone always calls him a cloud or a cotton ball, and both are very precise, except that he’s even softer.”
About 5 years ago, I had to move to AZ, and it was super hard to leave him, so my mom still does whatever she can to make me miss him less. She only started sending me these pictures lately, in the last year or so, using her groomed fur to produce these funny pictures. I started sharing a few of them online and people, particularly how neat the font looks, really loved them and her.
I’m a trained groomer & Rusty and I figured we’d hop into the #sheddingdogchallenge. He’s a Cairn Terrier and his breed calls for grooming “handstripping”-thanks to COVID, it’s been a while and he had plenty of undercoat ready to come out of LOL.
Now, the question is how can copious quantities of fluff be managed? On a scale of 1 to 10, we asked Nic how hard it is to handle everything and asked for some tips. He had to say this:
When it comes to the care of his fur, it’s around 8. At least 4 times a day, I have to clean. And the furnishings. Brush him regularly. And wearing fur on my clothing now is quite a fashion statement. To help lighten your vacuuming load and to always have a lint roller handy, I would suggest having robot vacuums.”
Pancake: “It would be a pity if you couldn’t wear black again…”
Gave our golden one nice brushing and made a wig with his hair for our cat
This is Brushing Day Two. One day more to go. This is Johnny, and he completely hates being brushed off. He’s, according to DNA testing, a German shepherd/husky/Akita/chow chow.
Ohhhh, I love this latest trend because I have a husky that sheds clouds, literally. Ellie is her name.
There is always more, no matter how much I brush her. And she doesn’t even look furry like that!