What dog breeds "clump" instead of shed?

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  1. CaliTerp07

    CaliTerp07 New Member

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    I don't know how else to describe it, lol.

    Lucy's coat is AWESOME. She's soft and fluffy and great to snuggle, but she doesn't shed in the traditional sense. I can pet her without getting fur on my hands (even when I really work my hands through her coat), and my couch really doesn't have fur all over it even though she lays on it all the time. I can put on work clothes in the morning, get one last cuddle in, and not have to use a lint brush at all.

    Don't get me wrong--she does shed. When I vacuum, I find little balls of fur in the corners of the room, and if I take an undercoat rake to her I pull out all kinds of fluff--but it's not like it's just constantly falling out the way the labs or border collies do.

    Zach and I were joking last night that if we have another dog after Lucy, it better have the same awesome coat. What breeds are like that? Or is Lucy just a magical mystery mutt of epic proportions and I should clone her DNA ASAP?

    (PS - No wire haired/curly coated breeds...I want soft and fluffy!)
     
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    Ferrets.

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    Rory and the long coated chis have coats like that! I find Rory's fur all over the floors, but it doesn't shed while you're petting it. It also doesn't get on furniture or clothes!
     
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    Our old collie actually had a coat like that - he did shed, but not as much as you'd expect for a dog with that much coat. When he blew his undercoat, it mostly stayed in as clumps that you could brush out instead of all falling out.
     
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    It probably has to do with the coat length, it is long enough to get caught on itself rather than fall out.
     
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    Lies! :p at least no one told my girls that Tilly shed like CRAZY
     
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    Really? That's crazy--the border collies at agility have "stick to your hands" fur. I seriously ruled them out because of that one fact. I do NOT want fur all over everything! I wonder if it's really case by case with individual dogs, rather than a breed thing.
     
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    Yeah, I end up taking Lucy to the groomer ever 3 months or so and they trim up her feathering and pantaloons and brush out all her extra fluff. It's awesome :D

    Hrm...you may be on to something there. Even when I really scratch her and run by fingers back and forth through her coat though, nothing really comes out. It's only with the right brushes that I can get anything. Do dogs like eskies and poms not shed like that since they have long hairs too?
     
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    The hairy Belgians have coats like that. So did my not real hairy Rough Collie.
     
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    I find most of the goldens and double coated breeds have that sort of coat, unless they're shedding of course. There are some goldens etc. with a silky cotton texture that would be much worse.
     
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    A couple of the Tollers I know have coats like that. Not all, though. There seems to be slight variations in coat type/texture within the breed.

    Dance leaves some hair laying around wherever she's laid down. Not too bad, but it's noticeable. And when you're petting her, hair doesn't stick to your hand, but it flies off and lands on your clothing or you can see loose hairs sitting on her back that you've rubbed loose. She has a very soft, relatively fine coat. That said, most of her hair ends up on the floor and in corners and is much more noticeable that way than it is on things. So even though her shedding is noticeable, I don't find it's atrocious or in huge amounts.

    My grandma's Tibetan Spaniel is the worst shedder. Shedding doesn't really bother me, but her shedding bothers me. She leaves hair everywhere. On everything, around everything, in everything. And it's not small amounts. It's a lot of hair. She has a similar coat to Dance in length and texture, is regularly groomed and eats a good food, but she sheds so much more than Dance.
     
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    The shelties' hair was like that. You'd find tumbleweeds but their hair didn't gt everywhere unlike another breed I know *sideways glare*
     
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    Knox sheds like that, but he's got what's called a stock coat I believe. It doesn't come out in clumps like the plusher coated (but still normal length) GSDs I've seen.

    It could also be because he's bathed regularly and force dried, so I think a lot of his coat is blown out then.
     
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    Her dam was a Border collie and her sire was a GSD. Her coat would "blow" in clumps and in strands (while brushing) twice a year.
     
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    Webster's does that, though he's certainly not long-coated. His coat is unbelievably dense though.
     
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    By clumps, do you mean cotton ball looking clumps? Norwegian Elkhounds, GSDs, Siberians and Malamutes shed their undercoat like that.
     
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    Yeah, Jinj's coat does that too, if I don't brush him out good frequently his coat creates these separate "tufts" which fall out, everywhere. But he also sheds normally, all, the, time! Tumble weeds, and stray hair EVERYWHERE! Maddy wasn't like that, her coat came out in mass amounts only twice a year, and she barely shed at all there after. However, she matted, TERRIBLY! I would not trade the shedding for mats again, ever.
     
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    Yeah, my cousin had a wolf/husky hybrid growing up who did that. That's not what Lucy's like. There's never any fur I can pluck it with my hands, no matter how much I go looking for it. I can brush it out with this thing:

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    and get tonnnnnns of fur, and it tumbleweeds in the corners, but it's not "pluckable".
     
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    Yah.. it'll come out in clumps when they shed, but you legit have to either use a furminator type thing or pull it out -- hard. Only ferrets I've had that would shed when you pet them were fosters that came to me on crap food... Marshall's, Zupreem, etc. Basically any "ferret" food that's filled with grains.

    Yah... Rosey's a Border Collie GSD and oh dear god the fur. Definitely not what she's looking for.
     

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