Shedding — Nooooooooo

May 6, 2010

Last Wednesday at noon entries closed for the Rio Grande/Coronado Kennel Club cluster.  My entries were mailed the week before.  By last Saturday morning, Chase had little tufts of hair scattered throughout his coat.  How do they know?  Chase naked is not as naked as some of the other dogs naked, but he looks better with a little undercoat.  I’m going to bathe and groom him this weekend to try to get a coat rotation going, but — he’s going on his World Tour with only a light wrap.  I hope it isn’t too chilly in Colorado for the next four weeks.  So far, Leidy and Holmes are holding their hair.


  1. Taryn says:

    My guys seem to shed at a steady rate all year long. I don’t ever notice either one of them being naked. It must be a show-dog thing just to drive mom crazy 🙂

  2. Julie says:

    I feel your pain! Bug is entered in shows in two weeks – and of course he blew all his coat right before the National. I have him on a coat supplement and it is filling in nicely (knock on wood). I can only hope everyone else is naked too!

  3. Jeri says:

    Ah, I feel your pain. 🙂 Holmes should have coat for a while now, since he’s still a baby. My boys “naked” has never been as bad as girl “naked”, but still it sucks!

  4. Tony says:

    That’s what I like about Poodles, no shedding. I had a black Labrador x German Shepherd many years ago & when he shed he looked like he was covered in cotton wool balls