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Why do some breeds of dog not shed fur?
« on: 20/05/2009 03:30:03 »
JOHN Gamel  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Dear Naked Scientists,

How is it that poodles and certain other breeds of dogs don't shed? I've got one of those little curly-haired beasts in my home now, and - as the one who does all the vacuuming and sweeping - I can assure you that he doesn't shed so much as one single hair!

Most Cordially Yours,

John Gamel, MD


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Why do some breeds of dog not shed fur?
« Reply #1 on: 20/05/2009 05:34:45 »
They all shed, just not that much.

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Keep in mind that even though you're not as likely to find floating hair around the house with one of these breeds, the hair that is shed often hangs in the coat to eventually form mats. This means that grooming will still be required to keep your dog and your home in top shape.

http://dogs.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Dog_Breeds_That_Do_Not_Shed

 

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Why do some breeds of dog not shed fur?
« Reply #2 on: 04/06/2009 11:41:01 »
When my parents were away in the early 90's our(my) dog (Anubus) was called to me about that sort of thing, Apparently he was howling in the boarding kennel at Wagga Wagga and had about killed a couple of pure inbreds from the noise. But the main points were the fact that he had become aggressive and unhandle-able and also was moulting, i had to go round there and take them out for the day.
Strange that, his genus is Canis Lupus Dingo while poodles and other dogs (except Kelpies and Cattle dogs (Hybrids of 20% - 40% Lupus and Familiaris)) is Canis Familiaris.
http://www.nicephotog-jsp.net/Dingone.pdf

Canis Familiaris sheds hairs continually and will put on some coat if required but in principle only if required.
Canis Lupus tends to have huge lint filter like mat chunks falling off in patches(modified: and the whole point, "at the end of winter", its mainly dictated by comfort and levels of cold or heat).
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Why do some breeds of dog not shed fur?
« Reply #3 on: 04/06/2009 14:11:21 »
They all shed, just not that much.

I beg to differ, this one doesn't


Mexican Hairless Dog.

Or this one:


Peruvian Hairless dog

Or this one

Silly smiley dog.
 

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Why do some breeds of dog not shed fur?
« Reply #4 on: 04/06/2009 19:10:34 »

Mexican Hairless Dog.

From their eyes it looks like they drink Tequila  :) 
« Last Edit: 04/06/2009 19:12:07 by RD »
 

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Why do some breeds of dog not shed fur?
« Reply #5 on: 05/06/2009 08:09:23 »

From their eyes it looks like they drink Tequila  :) 

ARRIBA ARRIBA!!!!

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Why do some breeds of dog not shed fur?
« Reply #6 on: 22/07/2009 08:45:10 »
First there is no such thing as a non-shedding breed but there are breeds that shed less noticeably.
These include
Most wire haired breeds (such as Border terriers, schnauzers, etc)
Most Curly Coated Breeds (Poodle, Portuguese Water Dogs, etc)
These breeds all require some type of grooming. Whether it is stripping the coat or shaping it.

As far as large breeds go there is the Giant Schnauzer and the Standard Poodle, as well as a couple others.

Breeds without hair will still have Dander.
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