Ummm that is the way all shibas are most of the year i am lucky to get a comb full of hair, then 2 times a year they blow their coat and shed like crazy. This varies on where you live if they dont need to grow a thick winter coat then you wont have a heavy shed in the spring, and if the summer isnt as hot then you will not have a heavy shed in the fall. After the first year this appens anyhow, the first year sucks.
umm. well that's nice for you i guess. but i know a lot of other shiba owners that have problems with theirs shedding, so i thought i'd share. plus it's not just shibas. and i had a tough time with him year round for 2 years. he never fully blew his coat. it was like a semi blow all year round.
so umm. yeah. i didn't realize you knew the shedding patterns of all shibas. forgive me.
I honestly think that a great diet has a whole lot to do with it. Since my kids have been on raw and Canidae the shedding stopped until they blow there coat. Before Wiley shed year around when he was on Purina One.
Now they are just on raw but with them blowing there coat at this time it is hard to tell.
Just like people the diet makes your health. Well the most part anyway.
ruffian, you must have your babies on great food also????
Yep always on great food, as are my mentors dogs, and since her shibas, that she has been breeding for going on 25 years do have a natural shed pattern I would bet that you are right food plays a big part. If you read "the total shiba" it says the same thing about the shedding pattern of shibas, so maybe some others need to read about the breed they own.
Don't most Northern Breeds blow their coats out twice a year? Rocky (GSDX) sheds heavily during the spring and fall. But since we have started on better food he doesn't shed out huge chunks when shedding and its A LOT less noticeable on the furniture and floors this year.