Time for another installment of Scottie Scholar Saturday. Today let’s talk about hair. Actually, let’s talk about shedding.
Are Scotties hypoallergenic? Do they shed?
Here’s the thing: all dogs shed. Some just shed more than others. Take Sniglet, for example.
Stuart’s gal pal sheds if you look at her. Really. She’s a hound mix and hair just flies. Everywhere.
Whenever she stays with us, we don’t bother vacuuming or dusting beforehand. Because we have a double does of cleaning to do after she leaves.
Stuart, on the other hand, didn’t have hair flying every which-a-way. He shed, yes, the undercoat has to go somewhere, but because he was groomed on a regular basis and brushed several times a week, the result of his shedding was kept to a minimum.
As far as his being hypoallergenic, well, I have no idea. All animals have dander and some people react to it.
That’s all the more reason to groom and brush your Scottie on a regular schedule!