Do Huskies Shed? – How to Manage Shedding in Siberian Huskies
Yes, Siberian Huskies shed. In fact, they shed a lot. They are considered heavy shedders in the dog community. If you have a Siberian Husky, you should be prepared to have hair all over the house. This includes hair on the floors, carpets, clothing, furniture, and everywhere else.
If you are someone who is allergic to dog hair, or really like to have a super clean house at all times, the shedding Siberian Husky might not be the dog for you.
If you have a Siberian Husky, now you know that the answer to the question do Siberian Huskies shed is yes. That being said, I think a bigger question is, now that we know that Siberian Huskies shed, what exactly do we do about it?
First off all, if you have a Siberian Husky you should be vacuuming your house about three times a week. This will keep a lot of the hair at bay.
Secondly, it is important to make sure that you are brushing out your Siberian Husky a couple of times a week as well. This will take out the dead hair that was going to shed anyway. This will also help distribute the essential oils of the Siberian Husky all over its skin. You can use a soft-bristled brush. When you are brushing your shedding Siberian Husky, always make sure to brush to the direction of the hair growth and not against it. You can brush from the head all the way down to the tail. Something else to consider is the place where you and your Siberian Husky are, as you are brushing them. You might want to be in an outdoor space so that you don’t have a lot of hair in your house that needs to be cleaned out.
Because Siberian Huskies shed a lot, it is important to train them to enjoy the grooming experience. This should start from when they are puppies. While you are grooming your Siberian Husky, you want to give them lots of positive reinforcement, and plenty of treats so that they can think of grooming as a fun-filled experience. This way, they will be looking forward to the grooming, which is something they will be experiencing all the time.
Siberian Huskies have a double-coat. This means, that they have a rougher looking topcoat and a more insulated undercoat. This undercoat keeps them warm and also keeps them dry. Twice a year (in the winter and then again in the spring), the Siberian Huskies will blowout their coat. This means that they will shed their undercoat and grow a new one. At this time, it is most important to make sure that you are keeping up with the vacuuming, brushing and grooming needs of your Siberian Husky.
Even though Huskies shed a lot, they should never had their fur clipped or shaved. Their undercoats keep them cool during the summer months and warm during the winter months. They should also not be bathed too often either since that can get rid of their essential oils.