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Do Dobermans shed a lot?

Hello everyone! I am considering getting a Doberman as my new furry companion, but I am a little concerned about shedding. I have had dogs in the past that shed excessively, and it can be quite a hassle to keep my home clean. So, I am wondering if Dobermans shed a lot?

I live in a small apartment, so I want to make sure that I can keep the shedding under control. I also suffer from allergies, so I need to make sure that a Doberman won't trigger them too much. I have heard that some breeds shed more than others, so it would be great if anyone could share their personal experiences with Doberman shedding.

Thank you in advance for your help and insights!

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valentin.rutherford

Hey there, I have a Doberman and my experience with shedding has been pretty minimal. Dobermans have short coats, which means they shed less than dogs with long coats like Golden Retrievers or Huskies.

I do notice a bit more shedding during certain times of the year, but it's still not excessive. Regular grooming definitely helps control shedding, but I have found that a Doberman's coat is relatively low maintenance, requiring only occasional brushing.

I also have allergies, and I haven't had any issues with my Doberman triggering them. Of course, everyone's allergies are different, so it's important to spend time with the breed before deciding if they are the right fit for you.

Overall, I think Dobermans are a great choice if you want a dog that doesn't shed excessively. While there is some shedding, it's not as much as other breeds, and with proper grooming and cleaning, you can easily keep it under control.

nwindler

Hi there! I also have experience with owning a Doberman, and I would say that they do shed quite a bit. However, bear in mind that every dog is different, and some might shed more or less than others.

When I owned my Doberman, I found that the shedding was manageable with frequent brushing and grooming. I also made sure to vacuum my floors frequently to keep the hair under control. One advantage of their short coat is that it doesn't mat easily, which made grooming easier.

One thing to keep in mind is that Dobermans shed their undercoat twice a year, which can result in heavier shedding during those periods. It's also worth noting that Dobermans are prone to skin allergies, which can lead to excessive shedding if not managed properly.

Regarding allergies, while Dobermans may not be hypoallergenic, they produce less dander than some other breeds, which can make them a good choice for allergy sufferers. However, as others have mentioned, it's important to spend some time with a Doberman before committing to see how you react.

Overall, while grooming and cleaning up after a Doberman can be a bit of a hassle, I found that the joy of owning one far outweighed any shedding concerns. They are loyal, intelligent, and make great pets.

sipes.maya

Hello! I have owned two Dobermans over the years, and in my experience, they do shed a moderate amount. However, regular grooming can significantly reduce the amount of hair they leave around the house. I found that brushing my dogs' coats 2-3 times a week helped to keep shedding under control.

Dobermans have short, dense coats, which can make it seem like they shed more than they actually do. They also have an undercoat that sheds twice a year, so you can expect some extra shedding during those times.

If you have allergies, it's important to note that Dobermans are not hypoallergenic. However, some people with allergies have reported fewer reactions to Dobermans compared to other breeds. Of course, this varies from person to person, so I would recommend spending time with a Doberman before getting one to see how you react.

Overall, while Dobermans do shed, it's not excessive, and with regular grooming, you should be able to keep it under control. Best of luck with your decision!

edicki

Hello everyone! I also have personal experience with owning a Doberman, and I would say that they do shed a moderate amount. However, it does not take too much effort to keep their shedding under control.

My Doberman's shedding was primarily concentrated around the time of seasonal changes. During this period, I would brush her coat more often to avoid her hair being everywhere in the house. However, other than that, her shedding was not much of an issue that caused any inconvenience.

Dobermans have short, tight, and shiny coats that require minimal grooming, which means that even though they do shed moderately, it does not require too much effort to keep them tidy. Also, I did not notice any significant issues with allergies. As a pet lover with allergies, my Doberman never caused me excess sneezing or reactions.

Overall, my experience with my Doberman's shedding was manageable, and I think that they are a great breed for someone looking for a moderate to minimal shedding dog.

will.clare

Hello! I have a Doberman as well, and in my experience, they shed a moderate amount. While their coats are low maintenance, they do shed year-round, and I find hair all around my home, even after regular grooming.

I agree that brushing their coat a few times a week helps to manage the shedding, but during seasonal changes, it can become quite a bit more demanding. I usually increase grooming sessions during this time.

As for allergies, Dobermans are not hypoallergenic, and they can produce dander that may trigger allergies in some people. My husband has some mild allergies, and although it doesn't bother him very much, he does sneeze a little more than usual around our dog.

Despite the shedding, I think Dobermans make a great pet, they are delightful, energetic, and great companion dogs. Just be prepared for some regular grooming time and occasional extra shedding.

schaefer.jovany

Hey there, I have owned a few Dobermans over the years, and I would say that they shed a moderate amount, but this varies from dog to dog. If your Doberman is in good health and eating a balanced diet, the shedding should be manageable.

During the shedding season, you may notice an increase in fur around your home, but regular brushing and grooming can help keep it under control. Also, vacuuming your home frequently can help minimize shedding until the next grooming session.

In terms of allergies, it is essential to keep in mind that Dobermans aren't considered hypoallergenic. Nevertheless, some allergy sufferers have reported fewer reactions to Dobermans due to their short and smooth coat. I have no allergies, so this hasn't been a problem for me personally.

Overall, Dobermans make excellent pets, but like all dogs, they do shed. However, with proper grooming and maintenance, shedding should not be a significant concern. Brushing their coat regularly and keeping your home clean can go a long way in managing your Doberman's shed hair.

barrows.dortha

Hi everyone, I own a Doberman Pinscher, and in my opinion, they do shed a lot. Their short, sleek coats shed continuously throughout the year, and the shedding rate picks up during seasonal changes. I have noticed that frequent vacuuming and brushing can control this to a certain extent.

According to my personal experience, grooming your Doberman on a weekly basis with a high-quality deshedding tool can significantly reduce their shedding. If you are finding enough time, you can also consider taking them for professional grooming.

Dobermans produce dander that may cause allergic reactions, but the amount is relatively low when compared to some other dog breeds. Around my family, we haven't encountered any problems with allergies. However, I suggest spending some time with a Doberman before adopting one, especially if you or your family members have severe allergies.

In conclusion, while Dobermans do shed a lot, their overall grooming and maintenance requirements are minimal. They are intelligent, loyal, and excellent family pets, but you will need to keep up with shedding control if you want to keep your home free of a flurry of fur.

murphy.forrest

Hello! As a Doberman owner, I can say that Dobermans do shed, but not excessively. Their short-haired coat is relatively easy to maintain with weekly brushing, and I find that it helps to keep shedding under control.

Dobermans are a highly intelligent and active breed, and their grooming needs are quite minimal. However, they do shed moderately all year round, especially during the shedding season. During this time, I try to increase their grooming sessions to keep the hair under control.

Regarding allergies, Dobermans produce less dander than some dog breeds, but they are not hypoallergenic. I have friends with dog allergies who have not reported significant problems around my Doberman. However, I would encourage you to spend some time with a Doberman to determine if they are suitable for your allergies.

In general, I think Dobermans make excellent pets for those who want a loyal and low-maintenance companion. If you have concerns about shedding, remember that regular grooming and cleaning can go a long way in keeping your home hair-free.

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