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Do Siberian Huskies Shed

Do Siberian Huskies Shed?

Siberian Huskies are a prized breed of dog popularized for their social nature, loving and caring attitude as well as temperament. Siberian Huskies are classic northern dogs, hailing from Siberia as their name suggests. Given their cold weather adaptation, their thicker coat provides a blanket of protection in cold weather conditions. It is important to understand your huskies outer and undercoat to best prepare them and your family for the seasonal shedding to come.

How often do Siberian Huskies shed their undercoats?

Undercoats are the thick, dense layers of fur that help to insulate dogs against the cold weather. Most dogs shed their undercoats once or twice a year, but Siberian Huskies shed theirs 2-3 times per year. The biggest shedding periods occur during the spring and fall, as the days become longer or shorter. However, you may also notice your dog shedding more during the summer and winter, as the temperature changes can also trigger a shed. If you’re concerned about all the fur your dog is losing, there are a few things you can do to reduce shedding. First, make sure you’re regularly grooming your dog – brushing will help to remove loose fur and prevent matting.

How can I reduce Siberian Husky Shedding?

Like most dogs Siberian Huskies require frequent grooming. This is even more important during seasonal transition periods. Daily grooming such as brushing is important to your Siberian Huskies coat during this time.

Spring & Summer Seasonal Transition Shedding Periods

While spring brings in sunshine and warmer temperatures your Siberian husky is more often than not shedding its under coat in preparation for the upcoming summer months. To combat this, we recommend daily brushings to help with excess shedding. If you live in southern climates, you will want to keep a daily routine of brushing for your Siberian Husky to reduce the chances of heat exhaustion during the warm summer months.

Fall & winter Seasonal Transition Periods

If you live in northern climates during the fall and winter months you may notice your Siberian Huskie’s coat to become “fuller”, this is normal as your Siberian Husky is preparing its coat for the cold months to come. If you see excess grooming habits during this time do not worry as your Siberian Husky is preparing itself for the onset of the frigid winter months. To avoid excess vacuuming and cleaning within your household we recommend daily or even twice a day brushings to remove the summer undercoat to make way for more the more dense and warmer winter undercoat.

Do Siberian Huskies Need Haircuts?

Very simply put Siberian Huskies do not require haircuts. Siberian Husky coats adapt to the seasons as they change. Let your Siberian Huskies coat shed naturally with the help of daily grooming during these seasonal transition periods to ensure the health and safety of your Siberian Husky.

If you’re considering adding a Siberian Husky to your family, it’s important to be aware of the average amount of shedding that occurs – about 2 times a year. There are also two seasonal transition periods where their shedding is especially heavy – the fall/winter season and the spring/summer season. Contact us today to learn more about our husky adoption process and pricing and how we can help you find the perfect Siberian Husky for your home.



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