Cairn Terrier Shedding – What to Expect

Cairn Terrier outside posing in park.

Cairn Terriers are small dogs that were developed in Scotland to dig into cairns (man-made piles of rocks for graves or landmarks) and dispatch the rodents living within them. And according to the AKC, they even hunted foxes when grouped in packs. So they’re not just cute and cuddly companions, they’re also rugged, fearless little … Read more

Do Norwegian Elkhounds Shed Lots?

Norwegian Elkhound at dog show

Norwegian Elkhounds are an ancient dog breed that, according to the AKC, were developed thousands of years ago as elk hunters, herders, guarders, and as shipmates for vikings. They’re known as strong, intelligent, fearless hunters, as well as loyal companions. They do shed, quite a bit, though. Norwegian Elkhounds have a thick double coat that … Read more

Do Dachshunds Shed Much?

Brown Dachshund puppy standing outside near garden.

Dachshunds are small dogs that were developed in Germany over 600 years ago to hunt badgers. Their short feet and long “sausage dog” bodies don’t just make ’em look unique, this also helped them dig into badger dens, and dispatch them, back in the day. Today, however, they’re better known as friendly, family companions with … Read more

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Shedding Guide

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon outside standing next to tree.

Wirehaired Pointing Griffons are known for their ability in the field as a versatile gundog and their rough, scruffy appearance. But they’re not just rugged sporting dogs, they also make friendly, loyal companions. And the good news is, they don’t shed very much! Griffs have a medium-length double coat made up of harsh, wiry outer … Read more

Do Belgian Sheepdogs Shed?

Belgian Sheepdog running on dirt path surrounded by nature.

Belgian Sheepdogs (or Belgian Shepherds) are large working dogs that originate from Belgium, where they were commonly used to herd sheep. Over the years however, these intelligent, versatile dogs have also been used as police dogs, messengers and even helped soldiers in the military. Safe to say, few dogs can match his work ethic, trainability … Read more

Do English Setters Shed Lots?

English Setter standing on the beach.

English Setters are medium-sized dogs that were originally bred to assist bird hunters by “setting” (or laying down) when they located game birds. When they’re not in they’re not in the field, however, they’re best known as friendly, relaxed companions. And thankfully, they don’t shed lots. The English Setter has a long, silky coat that … Read more

Do Border Terriers Shed? (Shedding Guide)

Border Terrier laying on grass.

Border Terriers are small working dogs that were bred to hunt fox and control vermin on the farm. So it’s no wonder they are often described as being tough and courageous. But they’re also affectionate dogs that make excellent family companions. Do they shed much? Borders have a wiry outer coat and soft, dense undercoat … Read more