I am considering getting a Doberman as my next pet, but I am concerned about shedding. I have had previous experiences with dogs that shed a lot, and I found it quite challenging to manage the hair around the house. As a busy person, I would like to avoid the hassle of constantly cleaning the floors and furniture. Therefore, I was wondering if anyone here could provide me with some insight into how much Dobermans shed. I know that all dogs shed to some extent, but I am looking for a breed that doesn't shed excessively. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance.
I have a Doberman, and I have to say that compared to other dog breeds I have had experience with, their shedding is relatively low. While there are times of the year where they tend to shed more, with regular grooming and brushing, you can keep it under control. Dobermans have short hair, and you can use a soft brush or grooming mitt to remove loose hairs. Over time, you will get used to the shedding, and it won't bother you as much. You will hardly notice shedding if you have tile or hardwood floors, but it will still be visible on certain types of carpets.
So, I wouldn't overly worry about shedding if you're considering getting a Doberman. They make great pets and are incredibly loyal and protective. Just add in regular brushing to your grooming routine, and you'll be all set.
Hope this helps!