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Sunday, May 11, 2008

'Tis The Season . . .

. . . for shedding.

I often get asked if Bernese shed very much.  If you come to my house for one of their weekly grooming sessions, you will get your answer.  Yes, they shed. . . a lot!  Right now Bosley is blowing his winter undercoat (Maggie lost hers already) and the fur that I vacuum is enough to make a whole new dog, never mind what I brush out of them.  

Here is an example of a typical "fur ball" that is brushed out:

It looks kinda like an un-groomed toy poodle; only it weighs more :0

Maggie is eyeing it, wondering if it is alive.  Maybe there is a gopher hiding in there!

Bosley cannot bear to look at it.  "Eeeewwww!  All that fur came from me?"


  1. OMG that is funny, cold you save it and I'll make jane a winter coat for next year!!!

  2. Wooohooo! That's a lot of fur... We're shedding right now too but me, I'm bald!

    Love licks,
    Solid Gold Dancer

  3. i love the bosley thinks its gross...too funny

  4. That really does look like a little poodle. I can make out the feet and head and everything!

  5. Hey, that's what my house looks like when Tate is shedding, hahaha!
    Don't you just love double coated dogs?!

  6. BOL! WOW!!! That is the #1 reason my pawrents chose a short haired dog! (#2 was cause I was so cute!)



  7. u can make a pillow out of all your shedding..

    i'm sure it will be comfy