Fur is flying this time of the year. I love the way that huskies rarely drop a strand of fur throughout the winter yet bolt their whole coat over the course of the summer. I love to brush dogs and all of my dogs love to be brushed. I usually sit outside in my chair and the dogs surround me wanting to be brushed. I have a little wire brush and also a furminator. The dogs usually have a preference as to what they like me to use. The undercoat is often a different color than the dog presents itself. Beans (in the picture standing with her eyes closed) is a grey dog but sheds all her white undercoat. I like to see the pile of fur and the different colors and textures.
I should start taking before and after pictures. Some dogs bolt their coat quickly and others I am brushing piles of fur out all summer. I really think it is important to keep your dogs well groomed. It stimulates their skin and helps to alleviate mats and tangles in the longer coated dogs. And I just think it is FUN to brush. Definitely helps to keep that strong bond with your dog. I have rarely come across a dog that doesn’t like to be brushed. It feels good to them too.