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andriusha
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PostSubject: Blowing coat the first time   Blowing coat the first time EmptyThu Aug 09, 2012 5:15 pm

My Cleo is barely 3 months and it looks like she's already blowing her coat, is this normal??

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LifeInSnowMotion
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PostSubject: Re: Blowing coat the first time   Blowing coat the first time EmptyThu Aug 09, 2012 5:47 pm

I started a thread just like this when Snow was about 3 months. And it's a little early for them to be blowing yet. It may be the brush you used which was what I was doing that was just sorta pulling it out. So I say no probably not. But I'm sure someone else can chime in.
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andriusha
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PostSubject: Re: Blowing coat the first time   Blowing coat the first time EmptyThu Aug 09, 2012 5:59 pm

I've used the brushes I'm using now before as well but it didn't pull her hair out... But if we pet her a bunch of hair comes off in our hands, and the house is COVERED with her hair! She was groomed about a week earlier wasn't much hair then... It was when we noticed all the hair on our hands that we thought of brushing her..
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PostSubject: Re: Blowing coat the first time   Blowing coat the first time EmptyThu Aug 09, 2012 7:05 pm

I'm not sure how much age has to do with shedding. Everyone keeps saying this is "too young" to blow a coat. But I always thought dogs would shed to loose their winter coat before summer and then to lose their summer coat and grow in a thicker winter coat before winter. So unless I am missing something. . . I don't see why it would be abnormal, given the time of year, for even a young husky to blow a coat.
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LifeInSnowMotion
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PostSubject: Re: Blowing coat the first time   Blowing coat the first time EmptyThu Aug 09, 2012 7:09 pm

I think shedding and blowing cOat are different. Not sure on that though
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PostSubject: Re: Blowing coat the first time   Blowing coat the first time EmptyThu Aug 09, 2012 8:14 pm

My understanding is that blowing is the shedding of the thick undercoat. But again this should be seasonal!. Shedding is just a loss of fur in general. But that furball mess in the OP looks a lot like blowing a coat to me (just based on other photo's I have seen on here!)
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PostSubject: Re: Blowing coat the first time   Blowing coat the first time EmptyThu Aug 09, 2012 8:17 pm

Yea, Snow's pic looked like yours but she wasn't blowing her coat. I don't know Smile I'm not really experienced as she's my first husky. Just my Blowing coat the first time 2144500265
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andriusha
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PostSubject: Re: Blowing coat the first time   Blowing coat the first time EmptyThu Aug 09, 2012 8:51 pm

dbingham12 wrote:
I'm not sure how much age has to do with shedding. Everyone keeps saying this is "too young" to blow a coat. But I always thought dogs would shed to loose their winter coat before summer and then to lose their summer coat and grow in a thicker winter coat before winter. So unless I am missing something. . . I don't see why it would be abnormal, given the time of year, for even a young husky to blow a coat.

When you put it that way, it does make sense! I guess it might be normal since they blow their coats before winter/summer... I'm just confused because so far everyone I talked to said huskies start to blow their coats at around 6 months of age..
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PostSubject: Re: Blowing coat the first time   Blowing coat the first time EmptyThu Aug 09, 2012 8:54 pm

Raven is 10 months and hasn't blown her coat yet. I would think at 3 mnths Cleo still has her puppy coat.
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PostSubject: Re: Blowing coat the first time   Blowing coat the first time EmptyThu Aug 09, 2012 9:51 pm

A three month old should not be blowing coat.

The adult coat should start coming in around 6-8 months and a "puppy blow" follows after - though I do know that some Siberians do not have a full blow until 2 years of age.

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LifeInSnowMotion
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PostSubject: Re: Blowing coat the first time   Blowing coat the first time EmptyThu Aug 09, 2012 10:01 pm

Oh to be the lucky owner of a dog like that!!
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PostSubject: Re: Blowing coat the first time   Blowing coat the first time EmptyThu Aug 09, 2012 10:02 pm

A dog like what, Robyn? O.o

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PostSubject: Re: Blowing coat the first time   Blowing coat the first time EmptyThu Aug 09, 2012 10:03 pm

Niraya wrote:
I do know that some Siberians do not have a full blow until 2 years of age.
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PostSubject: Re: Blowing coat the first time   Blowing coat the first time EmptyThu Aug 09, 2012 10:07 pm

Haha! You could take Bella - she is a non-shedding husky. And if you don't believe me you can ask Megan. Razz Bet you'd rather have one of them!

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I wouldn't tempt me. I know sorta where you live. Sorta....
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PostSubject: Re: Blowing coat the first time   Blowing coat the first time EmptyThu Aug 09, 2012 10:09 pm

Easton only has about 40,000 people Razz wouldn't be too terribly hard to find me. Though - you'd have a harder time trying to get her Razz She is not exactly strange people friendly like most Siberians.

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PostSubject: Re: Blowing coat the first time   Blowing coat the first time EmptyThu Aug 09, 2012 11:35 pm

Thought I'd chime in and say the Kale's official "blow" was when he was a year and a half. Very Happy
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It seems Cleo's just making space for more fur! If I part her undercoat, I can see little strand of grey hair all over, I guess she'll turn grey!
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