Do German Shepherds Shed?

German Shepherds do shed, but there are two patterns of how they shed. One pattern is where the hair will come out in clumps and the other is called “blowing” where hair comes out at intermittent intervals through brushing or petting.

Blowing shedders typically blow a lot more during springtime while clumping shedders seem to shed a little bit more during the winter months due to cooler temperatures which prompt an increase in prolactin production that initiates fur growth. German Shepherds with both shedding patterns tend to blow the largest amounts on humid days. In order to keep your home from getting furry, it’s best not to own a German Shepherd unless you’re willing to stay on…

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