Do westies shed a lot?

Asked By: Flavio Torp
Date created: Sat, May 1, 2021 7:05 PM
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The AMA reports that Westies have relatively low dander (ranked number 7) and may be acceptable for individuals with asthma or allergies.

They do shed a little.

However they do not shed profusely and their hair is easily vacuumed or removed with a lint brush.

Regular brushing will reduce shedding to a minimum.

Answered By: Heather Altenwerth
Date created: Sun, May 2, 2021 9:08 PM
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And, these same dogs that don't shed may just have you put away the lint roller for good.

  • Tibetan Terrier.
  • Maltese Terrier.
  • Shih Tzu.
  • Brussels Griffon.
  • Portugese Water Dog.
  • Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier.
  • Poodle (Toy, Miniature, and Standard)
  • West Highland White Terrier.
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Dogs That Don't Shed: 23 Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds

  • Tibetan Terrier. Tibetan terriers are proof that hypoallergenic doesn't mean no hair.
  • Maltese Terrier.
  • Shih Tzu.
  • Brussels Griffon.
  • Portugese Water Dog.
  • Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier.
  • Poodle (Toy, Miniature, and Standard)
  • West Highland White Terrier.
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Dogs naturally lose old or damaged hair by shedding.

Although shedding is a normal process for Dogs, the amount and frequency of hair that is shed often depends upon their health and breed type.

It can also depend on the season-many Dogs develop thick coats in the winter that are then shed in the spring.

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Depending on when your puppy was born, it may shed its puppy coat before the regular seasonal shed in the spring or fall.

Most puppies lose their baby coat between six and 12 months of age as the new adult fur replaces it.

This can vary from breed to breed.

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The Wire Fox Terrier sheds lightly, while Smooth Fox Terriers shed much more than you might think! The short hairs come off on your hands when you pet them, and stick tenaciously to your clothing and furnishings.

Grooming. The Wire coat needs much more care: clipping and trimming every few months.

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Boston terriers have short coats and they shed minimally - they are a hypoallergenic breed.

The Boston's shedding is natural; it's a process of removing dead hair.

They shed mostly during the fall and spring.

Brush your Boston terrier at least two times a week to help control shedding.

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Cairn terriers shed very little, but should always be hand stripped.

Using scissors or shears can ruin the dog's rugged outer coat after one grooming.

Hand stripping involves pulling the old dead hair out by the roots.

This new growth helps protect the dog from water and dirt.

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