Shedding Basenji
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    HI all,

    We are nearly coming into spring and Kaiser has started to shed. Just wanted to ask members what method they use to get through shedding. I find the hairs on his legs are the hardest to remove and are the ones that tend be left on the sofa, so any tricks of the trade please share. Thanks.

    Jolanda and Kaiser

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  • Oakley will be four this year and while he generally has two sheds a year (one major, one minor).. I have found this year he has been awful all year long. This past week he too has started a big "molt"….he gets flustered or someone touches him...A MILLION white hairs fly onto his black coat....I brush him outside....I have to wash my sheets and vacuum the couches ALL the time...I itch all the time- I don't think there is anything to ease the annoyance. I do put down sheets or blankets on the couches...and I own a dyson (which is my trick for getting the hard to remove hairs). Sometimes I roll duck tape inside out, and pluck the couches...

    whoever thinks Basenjis 1: dont shed and 2: are good for people with allergies LIE

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  • I have a flea comb and use it to comb and remove most of the loose hair. I have a shedding blade but can't find it so this is doing a decent job

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    @Chealsie508:

    Oakley will be four this year and while he generally has two sheds a year (one major, one minor).. I have found this year he has been awful all year long. This past week he too has started a big "molt"….he gets flustered or someone touches him...A MILLION white hairs fly onto his black coat....I brush him outside....I have to wash my sheets and vacuum the couches ALL the time...I itch all the time- I don't think there is anything to ease the annoyance. I do put down sheets or blankets on the couches...and I own a dyson (which is my trick for getting the hard to remove hairs). Sometimes I roll duck tape inside out, and pluck the couches...

    LIE

    Hey, have you noticed that his white hairs shed out more vs the black???? Uzie has this white band on his neck and tip of tail and my husband is amazed that he can pull these out and the black are not so messy…..

    I just find that brushing against and then quickly back over will remove most hairs. Mostly however, the vaccum is our friend....Nature is nature and will continue to be even though we bring nature in our homes. Isn't that what we wanted to do a thousand years ago?

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  • Before we started to collec basenji'we were very into asiatic spitz breeds, The shiba inu is very similar to B's, specially in temperment. If you want to talk about shedding, the Japanese akita ,shiba inus and the Korian jindo shed twice a year. The have very heavy winter coats and for a month in spring our gome looked like we had decorated with beige fur.

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  • I notice his white hair (especially his collar) are the worst. I could pluck and pluck forever and theyd never stop flying out! i am amazed he isn't bald! I have a friend with two shiba inu and another who owns three and I could never do it, too much shedding!

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    That's what I find the white hairs are the worst, Chealsie508 I also have a Dyson and am using it often - time for me to not be so fussy. If the weather was nicer I would be brushing Kaiser more often, will probably give him a bath in a week or so that seems to help and a comb with a flea comb like Debra mentioned. I think the main problem is he doesn't have a special spot on the sofa as he will snuggle with all of us depending on who looks most inviting and of course the stealing of warm spots, just thankful the cat has one spot on a blanket up on the back of the sofa. Think I was spoilt by having a toy poodle even though they take a lot of grooming in other ways. Roll on summer.

    Jolanda and Kaiser

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    I brush Pilot with the Kong Zoom Groom every morning on our first walk. It really helps the shedding hair and he really enjoys it. http://www.amazon.com/KONG-ZoomGroom-Grooming-Brush-Boysenberry/dp/B0002AR19Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1411359292&sr=8-1&keywords=zoom+groom

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    Tommy I have a similar brush and that is probably the best one I have found to remove hair and he enjoys the massage it gives, at least his hair is heavy enough to stay on the ground not like the Cornish rex we have, his hair is like dust it get's everywhere, don't need extra fibre in our food during shedding time, I'm sure we must ingest an amount YUCK!!, should of got a Sphinx cat and a Mexican hairless dog.

    Jolanda and Kaiser

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