What is Smooth shedding like? Discussions

Discussion in 'Collie (Smooth)' started by L Mart, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. L Mart

    L Mart New Member

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    What is Smooth shedding like?

    How do Smooth Collies shed on a regular basis, when not blowing coat?
    Is there a lot of hair that falls daily?
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  3. Innocence

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    Hello Lynn,
    I know you have probably already researched but here is some information.

    Lifespan
    9 - 15 years
    Pedigree Breed ?
    Yes - KC Recognised in the Pastoral Group
    Height
    Males 56 - 61 cm
    Females 51 - 56 cm at the withers
    Weight
    Males 20.5 - 29.5 kg
    Females 18 - 25 kg
    Health Tests Available
    BVA/KC Hip Dysplasia Scheme
    BVA/KC/ISDS Eye Scheme
    BVA/KC/ISDS Eye Scheme (Litter Screening)
    Collie Eye Anomaly/Choroidal Hypoplasia (CEA/CH)
    Degenerative Myleopathy (DM)
    Multi-drug resistance (MDR1)
    Progressive Retinal Atrophy (rcd2)
    Average Price (More Info)
    £581 for KC Registered
    £310 for Non KC Registered
    Exercise Needs
    5/5
    Easy To Train
    5/5
    Amount Of Shedding
    3/5
    Grooming Needs
    2/5
    Caring For A Smooth Collie
    As with any other breed, Smooth Collies need to be groomed on a regular basis to make sure their coats and skin are kept in top condition. They also need to be given regular daily exercise to ensure they remain fit and healthy. On top of this, dogs need to be fed good quality food that meets all their nutritional needs throughout their lives.

    Grooming
    The Smooth Collie has a short, close lying double coat which consists of a harsher top coat and a denser undercoat. They are low maintenance on the grooming front with a weekly brush and wipe over with a chamois leather is all it takes to keep their coats tidy and in good condition.
    They shed steadily throughout the year only more so during the Spring and then again in the Autumn when more frequent grooming is usually necessary to stay on top of things and to remove dead and shed hair from a dog's coat. It's also important to check a dog's ears on a regular basis and to clean them when necessary. If too much wax is allowed to build up, it can lead to a painful infection which can be hard to clear up. In short, prevention is often easier than cure with ear infections.

    Hope this helps you,
    Jane
    xx
  4. BlueJay

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    They shed relatively heavily, yep.
    Think labrador or german shepherd type

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