Do Golden Retrievers Shed?
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When Do Golden Retrievers Shed?
Yes, Golden Retrievers shed. They shed regularly throughout the year. Yes, that means all 365 days. There are some things that you can do to minimize the damage but in reality, if you are a Golden Retriever owner, you will have hair everywhere. It is going to become one of those facts of life that you just have to get used to. If you pet him, you will see that your hand is left with a mass of hair. If you given him or her a belly rub, you will notice that your flooring (hopefully hardwood, not carpet!) and your clothes will be filled with hair.
Golden Retrievers have a beautiful coat that feels like a down comforter. They are known to be one of the prettiest dogs out there. Golden Retrievers have a double coat. As the name suggests, this means that they have a double coat. Their coat is designed to make them comfortable and also to protect them during both the winter and the summer. During the winter months, the fleece undercoat will keep them warm and grow. In the spring, the Golden Retriever will shed that coat, which is also called “blowing out” their coat. You can use an undercoat rake to remove all of the dead undercoat. When you first use a rake, it can be useful to brush and rake a couple of times to remove the entire dead coat. Once you have done that, you can make it a routine to brush using an undercoat rake about once a week. This will keep the Golden Retriever’s shedding to a minimum. Get ready, though! The first time you use the rake, you will be shocked to discover how much hair is being removed. Do not fuss over this. It is completely normal and natural for the Golden Retrievers. Please do not attempt to shave a Golden Retriever. As mentioned, they need their coats for protection and comfort. Removing these coats will make them feel extremely disadvantaged.
Golden Retrievers shed all their hair to let a new coat to grow in. As the hair falls out of the follicles and lands on your floor and clothes, it is replaced with new hair. If you live in an area where the dog will be facing a harsh winter, you will see them sporting a heavier fur coat. During the spring, they need to cool off, and will shed the extra pounds of coating to make themselves feel more comfortable. When Golden Retrievers are kept mainly indoors, the amount of hair that is shed is affected by the amount of daylight, which also stimulates hormones and promotes shedding. The temperature of your home also affects it. The amount varies considerably among breeds but Golden Retrievers definitely fall into the heavy-shedder category.