Jibini has been shedding like crazy too. Like others said, usually his heaviest shed is in the spring. This year he shed a little bit in the spring & then grew in a really nice thick, soft coat….and now he's blowing it again....like crazy! I do remember he's had years where it's been this heavy; like Pat said it has varied between normal & heavy from year to year- he is neutered. Thyroid was checked in March and he was normal (well as normal as a Basenji can be LOL).
His undercoat is so soft & downy, I'm wondering if it can possibly be made into yarn, LOL. It would be wonderful to have a Jibini sweater, but I don't think there's enough hair there.
Oh- and both Jibini and Tana have absolutely read their Basenji Instruction Manuals. They strive every day to specifically break EVERY rule and do everything in their power to go against what the manual says. It's the one rule in the manual they actually do follow
I'm the same with baths....neither Jibini nor Tana has had a bath in almost 2 years....the only reason I bathed them occasionally then was because I was trucking with them & they were more frequently exposed to icky stuff. And even Chloe, a mixed breed with med-length hair similar to a GSD, hasn't had a bath since I adopted her. She's possibly a B mix; I'm not sure but she does share the "low odor" trait. No odor to her & she has a "self cleaning" coat that seems to shed dirt just like the Basenjis do....at most, a good brushing and spritz with a grooming spray spruces the dogs up quite nicely.