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PostSubject: what exactly does it mean to "blow a coat"?   Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:56 pm

is it just shedding the under coat?
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PostSubject: Re: what exactly does it mean to "blow a coat"?   Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:03 pm

Yep!

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PostSubject: Re: what exactly does it mean to "blow a coat"?   Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:08 pm

ok. all i could think of when i read that terminology was Colby standing there and then POOF! all the white under-hair blowing off of her all at once. pale
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PostSubject: Re: what exactly does it mean to "blow a coat"?   Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:15 pm

" what exactly does it mean to "blow a coat"?"

it means you are owned by a husky and your life will never be hair free again! a coat blow will happen about twice a yr and last for 6 months a time Smile lol!

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PostSubject: Re: what exactly does it mean to "blow a coat"?   Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:23 pm

sounds like a blast lol

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PostSubject: Re: what exactly does it mean to "blow a coat"?   Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:32 pm

Welcome to husky ownership! lol

Take out stock in lint rollers or masking tape if you don't like the fur everywhere... tongue lol!
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PostSubject: Re: what exactly does it mean to "blow a coat"?   Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:36 pm

Get used to Husky hair becoming a condiment too Razz

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PostSubject: Re: what exactly does it mean to "blow a coat"?   Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:42 pm

@blueeyedghost wrote:
Get used to Husky hair becoming a condiment too Razz

Yup! I had some of that dip I brought to Jenn's party the other night....guess what? DOG HAIR! lol
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PostSubject: Re: what exactly does it mean to "blow a coat"?   Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:56 pm

@Demon&Dakota wrote:
@blueeyedghost wrote:
Get used to Husky hair becoming a condiment too Razz

Yup! I had some of that dip I brought to Jenn's party the other night....guess what? DOG HAIR! lol

It just added flavor and protein. I'm pretty sure there was dog hair in my salsa too, but oh well Razz

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PostSubject: Re: what exactly does it mean to "blow a coat"?   Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:01 pm

I had the longest one in my morning V8 the other day......

Kelly was staring at me as I tried , unsuccessfully, to spit it into the sink.

Enjoy the fur.... because there's no stopping it Smile

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PostSubject: Re: what exactly does it mean to "blow a coat"?   Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:05 pm

i'm pretty used to the thick layer of hair covering.... everything.... i just hadnt heard shedding called that till the other day and i didnt know it happend more than just during the summer... Colby's hair barely fell out when it was still cold out.
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PostSubject: Re: what exactly does it mean to "blow a coat"?   Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:06 pm

my co-workers also love picking fur off me when they come talk to me.
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PostSubject: Re: what exactly does it mean to "blow a coat"?   Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:47 pm

@lizzyduhh wrote:
i'm pretty used to the thick layer of hair covering.... everything.... i just hadnt heard shedding called that till the other day and i didnt know it happend more than just during the summer... Colby's hair barely fell out when it was still cold out.
They blow their winter coat in the Spring to grow in their summer coat, and they blow their summer coat in the Fall to grow in their winter coat. You may not have noticed 2 distinct coat blow for your pup because some will have a contant shed from Spring through Summer. Some huskies will have about a month and then stop, and some will take months which will then run into each other making it seem like they shed all through Spring, Summer and Fall.
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PostSubject: Re: what exactly does it mean to "blow a coat"?   Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:32 pm

@Demon&Dakota wrote:
@blueeyedghost wrote:
Get used to Husky hair becoming a condiment too Razz

Yup! I had some of that dip I brought to Jenn's party the other night....guess what? DOG HAIR! lol

You know your a dog owner when............... you find a hair in your food but don't panic unless its a human one.
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PostSubject: Re: what exactly does it mean to "blow a coat"?   Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:39 pm

@Here4thePics wrote:
Demon&Dakota wrote:
@blueeyedghost wrote:
Get used to Husky hair becoming a condiment too Razz

Yup! I had some of that dip I brought to Jenn's party the other night....guess what? DOG HAIR! lol

You know your a dog owner when............... you find a hair in your food but don't panic unless its a human one.

Yep, yep Razz
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PostSubject: Re: what exactly does it mean to "blow a coat"?   Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:56 pm

@lizzyduhh wrote:
ok. all i could think of when i read that terminology was Colby standing there and then POOF! all the white under-hair blowing off of her all at once. pale

If only it was that easy... I will say, my three shed less than Dakota did all by himself! He was 90% fur and 10% dog!
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PostSubject: Re: what exactly does it mean to "blow a coat"?   Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:48 am

We find Trillion hair everywhere!
In our food in our drinks, sometimes I wake up and there is Trillion hair in my mouth!!!

O_O WE CAN NOT ESCAPE.
we're going to try our the furmanator though, since it seems to be magical and get 'all' of the loose hair off most dogs
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PostSubject: Re: what exactly does it mean to "blow a coat"?   Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:32 am

I'm going to try the ferminator aswell, it does seem to hold some mystical power among husky owners so I'm going to jump on the band wagon - Not that we need it just yet, but best to be prepared.

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PostSubject: Re: what exactly does it mean to "blow a coat"?   Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:52 am

@Freya's Mummy wrote:
I'm going to try the ferminator aswell, it does seem to hold some mystical power among husky owners so I'm going to jump on the band wagon - Not that we need it just yet, but best to be prepared.


Doesn't hold anything over me! lol. I hate the furminator. A greyhound comb works just as well without damaging their guard hairs. That and an undercomb rake and pin brush.

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PostSubject: Re: what exactly does it mean to "blow a coat"?   Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:39 am

I have heard some negative reviews from it, but also alot of positive, but I'm going to give it a go. I'm not going to buy the legitimate ferminator (I refuse to spend $100+ on a dog brush) so it wont be too much out of pocket expence. I'll give it a go, if I dont like it it wont be a major loss.

Thanks I do appreciate everyone's views. Smile
I was looking into the undercoat rakes. I've never heard of a greyhound come but am going to google it right now Smile
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PostSubject: Re: what exactly does it mean to "blow a coat"?   Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:48 am

$13.95 on amazon. http://www.amazon.com/FURminator-Large-Yellow-deShedding-4-Inch/dp/B000FSN0A4

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PostSubject: Re: what exactly does it mean to "blow a coat"?   Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:13 am

I have this model with the push-button to remove the hair. I made the mistake and paid 55 dollars at petsmart. Amazon for the win! Luna gets combed with this twice a week outside and the whole front yard is covered with hair. I let the wind take it away!

http://www.amazon.com/FURminator-Long-Hair-deShedding-Large/dp/B0040QQ07C/ref=sr_1_2?s=pet-supplies&ie=UTF8&qid=1340201532&sr=1-2&keywords=furminator+for+dogs
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PostSubject: Re: what exactly does it mean to "blow a coat"?   Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:59 pm

I have a furminator brush and the thing works wonders. I do notice that it pulls out guard hairs as well, but it's very minimal and a small price to pay for how much it pulls from the undercoat. Got the big yellow one with the push button for $15 bucks on amazon or something. I stay away from pet stores at every opportunity.
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PostSubject: Re: what exactly does it mean to "blow a coat"?   Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:02 pm

Eh, we just use an undercoat rake and a slicker brush. If Delilah is being especially difficult that day we use the Zoom Groom. No furminator here, don't wanna rip the coat.
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PostSubject: Re: what exactly does it mean to "blow a coat"?   Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:06 am

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