Collie Question

Do Collie's shed?


Do Collie's shed?

    In Collie - Asked by Anonymous - 10/27/2011 8:01:48 PM
Yes, Collie's shed. They have an undercoat that they shed at least once per year then they shed some during the remainder of the time. It can be minimized by regular grooming, however.
    Answered by Anonymous - 11/12/2011 10:23:04 AM


The collie is a heavy shedder given the season.
    Answered by Anonymous - 11/13/2011 7:17:47 PM


Male collies shed heavily twice a year, when the season changes. I brush them every day for one week. It is important to get all the loose fur off them then, or they will mat. The females shed heavily at least 6 times a year, if they are not spayed. A female who has been spayed will shed heavily twice a year, like a male. They do not shed much other than that, compared to other breeds. My brother had a jack russell who shed much more than my collies, but it was less noticeable because it was shorter fur. Even when a collie is in between it's heavy shedding times, called "blowing it's coat", it should be brushed to prevent it's coat from tangling and keep it clean.
    Answered by Anonymous - 6/25/2013 9:11:14 PM