Eskiegirl...I took my boyfrined an printout of what you said about the dog hair getting everywhere and he seems to think that your dogs abnormally shed a lot. I don't think anything will get through to him. You have one toy and one mini right? Everyone...Are pomeranians the same way. I know they have the same kind of coat with the two layers, so does that meant that every dog with two layers of hair will shed the same???
I raise and breed Pomeranians and they shed moderately throughout the year and blow their coat twice a year. They are not a dog for everyone and require alot of socialization. We do have alot of fur in our house but it is not over the top, except twice a year and then it is crazy here, but I love them! lol
kali- i am not sure of how to tell your boyfriend. katz is right- twice a year is awful as they blow thier coats. poms and eskies are similar in this way, as are many other double coated breeds. we have not had a blow yet as mine are still puppies. but they shed 365 days a year. and we brush them 365 days a year. but i wouldnt have it any other way- these two are (99.9% of the time) the best puppies ever and we love them to pieces!!! but, they do shed. like i already said, we vaccuum daily or every other day to keep up on it, becasue it just wispies around the hardwood floor, flies around the air, finds it's way to our (dark) sofa, etc. as i type i am staring at a bunch of long white hairs on the keyboard. i would second katz in that they are moderate shedders, but i would say moderate to heavy. and you never cut or trim thair coats, so it's always like that. last nite alone i got a ziploc baggie full of hair out of the two of them!