Shedding!

by Jalisa
(Sulphur springs tx)

I have a 10 week old pyrenees puppy who is not shedding at all. I have never owned this breed but know a little bit.I know they are supposed to shed a lot, but we live in Texas and I just want to make sure that I'm not doing something wrong or lacking to do something. I just want to make sure he's a happy and healthy puppy. So why is he not shedding or is it normal for younger pyr dogs to not she'd like the adults?

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Apr 16, 2017
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Molting and Shedding
by: Anonymous

Your pup is still wearing his baby-coat. He's too young for a full shed. That will come next year and even more, the year after that.
In the meantime, you can start to habituate each other to a lifetime of grooming. Pick a time of day you can stick to, and give your pup a quick brush every day from now on. Very important to keep knots from forming and, to keep his skin healthy. Once a week, get him used to an ear check and toes trim. He will grow a lot of hair. It's a miracle of adaptation for what he was born to do.
At a year he will shed quite a bit; at 2 years he will have grown his full coat and then you will be treated to the springtime 'full Monty'. Daily grooming is crucial during the molt.
If he is a pet you may be tempted to shave your dog during the hot months. Do not do this. Never. Your dog's coat serves to protect him from the extremes of weather and temperature. In the hot months provide a cool place for him out of the sun during the day. He will want to dig holes in the garden to lay down into. Its what Pyrs do.
Good luck with your pup....enjoy every moment.

Apr 16, 2017
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I appreciate your response!
by: Anonymous

Thank you so much! I have been sticking to a good routine with grooming so far. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something. I figured since he was a baby he wouldn't shed much, I just really wanted to make sure my baby is as comfortable as possible! Texas gets hot! I really do appreciate you taking the time to respond to what now seems like a stupid question.

Apr 17, 2017
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no such a thing
by: Anonymous

There's no such a thing as a 'stupid question'! Information is empowering.
Keep in touch...we all love our Great Pyrenees and enjoy hearing from you!

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