Sooo rather than start a new thread, I dug this one up using the search feature.
Similar to the original poster of this thread, my golden boy is 9 months as well. Just a quick debriefing on Jackson's whole coat-blowing deal:
It's now May 31st, but it has been warm here in the Northeast for about 2 months. His coat has looked EXTREMELY poofy especially on his hind legs/hip areas. We brush with a pin brush daily and get a decent amount of hair out.
BUT this past Memorial Day weekend we had him at the beach for the first time, and we had him swimming for the first time too. It was a hot weekend, mid-to-upper 80's all weekend. Well when we got back from the beach yesterday, I gave him a bath to get the saltwater off of him. And then I brushed him. OH.....MY.....GOD
5 pin-brushes full of hair came out of him yesterday. I got another 3 full out of him during lunch today.
My question is - could the swimming have been what set off the blowing of the coat? Like I said, it was hot this weekend but it's been warm here for the last 2 months or so
I'm glad it's finally all coming out of him, but I'm just wondering if this weekend could have set it all off?
This is what he looked like last weekend, pre-shed explosion! See how puffy he is on his hind legs?