by K9Freak on 16 March 2010 - 05:03
I am confused regarding the use of Shedding Rake and Furminator or getting my dogs shaved, my GSDs are stock haired. I live in a hot climate area of Pakistan i.e Multan. Mainly my concerns are coping with the hot summers and heavy shedding.
Kindly suggest me whether I should get my GSDs shaved by electric machine or use Furminator and Shedding rake for thinning the coat. It gets hot like hell by the start of May. In extremely hot climate natural hair shedding is none less than a pain in a_ _. Hair flowing every where are a mere source of irritation and hygiene problems.
To cut it short I am left with following options, kindly let me know which one is more appropriate keeping in view the climate i.e 50 degree Celsius in extreme cases.
- Get them shaved by the start of May.
- Use of shedding rake frequently in shedding period to reduce HAIR NUISANCE.
- Use of ferminator for the thinning of coat.
I am looking forward to your expert n seasoned openions.
by Krazy Bout K9s on 16 March 2010 - 07:03
NEVER, EVER shave your GSD, the hair is an insulator from the hot weather and cold...just use the shedding tool and depending on the coat the ferminator, personally I don't like it. It seems to cut the coat...
Just my 2 cents...
Montana GSD Rescue
by delacruz germanshepherds on 16 March 2010 - 07:03
by GSDtravels on 16 March 2010 - 10:03
Agree, never shave them! Use the shedding rake and brush DAILY if shedding is a problem. If you do it daily, it should take less than 5 minutes.
by DKiah on 16 March 2010 - 11:03
As long as they have shade and plenty of water, they should be fine... a fan to move air if it can be done would help.. shade cloth material if available)
Neither a shedding blade or a Furminator does the proper job....... an undercoat rake, a slicker brush and a comb in a 3-step process (in that order) are what is needed for really heavy grooming... thereafter running a slicker brush over them until the next big coat blow should be enough... every couple days
Hope this helps..
by ZIN on 16 March 2010 - 15:03
by OGBS on 16 March 2010 - 17:03
One row combs the outer coat and one combs the under coat.
With fixed spindles the rake gets stuck as you are pulling it through.
The combing rake with the rotating spindles does not get stuck.
My dogs used to hate getting combed, now they love it.
It is, by far, the best combing device I have found for brushing out a GSD.
by von sprengkraft on 17 March 2010 - 13:03
by Liesjers on 17 March 2010 - 13:03
by VonWal on 17 March 2010 - 16:03