stdogz. When my dogs are blowing their coats (two times a year) I go out and brush them with an undercoat rake twice a day. I have five of them so multiply that and I am brushing my dogs 10 times a day for about 3 weeks. It works wonders but is a lot of hair.
Right now they are are the end of their shedding period and I have raked enough hair out of them to fill up 3 or 4 gunny sacks packed solid. I told hubby that we should figure out a way to spin this hair like sheep wool and we could make something out of it. lol.
That is the absolute worst think I hate about this breed is all the shedding. Other than that I love love love them! I can deal with the shedding because I love my five so much!