Every dog sheds as a way of loosing old, unneeded hair that consists of the undercoat. Even shorthair dogs shed– only it is smaller, finer pieces of hair. Several breeds grow thick hair coats during the winter and lose it all in the Spring. If your dog’s hair is flying around the house, it might be time to invest in a quality deshedding tool. So, what tools are perfect for deshedding Shiba Inu hair?
A notoriously underrated deshedding tool is the double-sided shedding blade. This tool quickly and easily whisks away the loose hair to keep your dog’s coat sleek and smooth. This tool is best used on larger dogs such as Great Danes, but can be very useful for exceptionally hairy dogs like the Shiba Inu I have shown here. This little lady used to come to me twice a year for the deshed treatment.
The Shiba Inu has a thick double coat that gives her that characteristic teddy bear look. She sheds moderately throughout the year and heavily twice a year at seasonal changes. If you plan on deshedding a Shiba Inu yourself, a mesh-shielded hat is not a bad idea!