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Have had my 2+ year old red male Greyhound for about 4 months now. Love him to death. Virtually no issues, can leave him alone to roam the house for hours without a problem. Zero heath concerns. Zero stress issues.

When I first got him, I would brush him every couple of days and get a small amount of hair, nothing unusual. Lately, when I brush him, nothing, nada, no hair. His coat is pristine.

I should note that I live in Northeast Ohio and the weather the last 6 weeks has been extremely cold.

Im probably OCD, but is there any reason for concern?

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My grey seems to shed seasonally. So springtime and fall usually. Nothing this winter until yesterday, I picked up a handful of hair after petting him. But it has been a mild winter so far, 50s a few days ago!

 

From other posts on this, I've learned that some greys rarely ever shed and others shed just as much as a German Shepherd. :D

Sarah with P Kay Ruger "Rogue"

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Lately, when I brush him, nothing, nada, no hair.

Enjoy! Your boy is probably saving up for a Big Shed when it gets warmer. You'll probably be able to make a second greyhound with the fur you get from him then. :) But keep on brushing -- most dogs enjoy it and it's a good way to keep bonding and also check for possible skin problems.

 

I've learned that some greys rarely ever shed and others shed just as much as a German Shepherd.

Agreed. The two hounds I have now have different types of coat feels -- one soft and downy, the other more stiffer. They shed different amounts at different times.

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Ellen, with brindle Milo and the blonde ballerina, Gelsey

remembering Eve, Baz, Scout, Romie, Nutmeg, and Jeter

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one of my red fawns had a fluffy coat- thick and luxurious. she knew how to shed, big time! the other a tight tight red fawn- still sheds but not as much as the looser coat which even had a double coat. once he's done blowing his track coat, let the shedding begin. a whole new story since you will be amazed at how different it is that what he is wearing. enjoy your new pup! also, i find shedding is relevant to the duration of daylight vs. temperature. keep that in mind in the future.

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