Blowing Coat – The Fast Method

Siberian Huskies don’t shed. They molt. In large clumps of fur that horrify most mortals. Siberian Husky owners refer to it as blowing coat.

The good news is that we only blow coat twice a year. It lasts somewhere between 2 and 4 weeks. The bad news is that we each pick a different month. If you do that math, you will discover why someone is always blowing coat at Chez Herd.

Blowing coat - the fast method

Blowing coat – the fast method.

Every Siberian Husky owner has his/her own way to speed the process along. Hu-Dad is a big believer in the Air Force Commander 2-Speed Dryer. A brush is great for detail work, but when removing huge gobs of hair at once, the blower works quickly.

Q-Tip fur

The yard getting covered in Q-Tip fur.

And for those who wonder if we like it, the face below explains it all. Yes, we love it. Ok, except for Typhoon. But Typhoon hates anything that the humans expect him to do. Just on a matter of principle.

A little to the right

Oooooh. A little to the right.

In about 15 minutes, we removed tons of fur from the Q-Tip which did help to de-fluff him some.

supermodels take a lot of work

We supermodels take a lot of work.

Guess we are all just getting ready for the winter.

Disclosure – The link above connects you to Amazon who does pay us a small commission if you purchase from that link. We receive no other compensation and purchased the blower at retail. Just a product we really like.


  1. Pamela Hendricks on September 9, 2015 at 8:16 am

    Soooo that’s where the cotton ends of Q-Tips come from?

    • The Thundering Herd on September 9, 2015 at 8:50 am

      Yes, our Q is a cotton making machine.

  2. KJ Pierson on September 7, 2015 at 2:31 am

    We need a video of this! I can’t imagine an animal enjoying this! But the face counters all my beliefs in pictures! My huskies have always tried to either destroy a vacuum or a blower, or manage to magically try to phase thru a wall to escape one. But Q looks like he’s high as a kite from it.

  3. Gone to the Snow Dogs on September 6, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    We LOVE our Blower!! We have the same one as you only in green!

  4. Juno's mom on September 6, 2015 at 10:57 am

    I’ll take the Juno’s molting to my rescued lab mixes shedding, any time. I wish she enjoyed it as much as Q-Tip does, but at least she doesn’t scream through the wash ‘n dry process. A good blower is a must. (The fur makes good bird nest insulation. I find it in them occasionally.)

  5. Teresa on September 6, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Just wondering how loud the blower is…any ideas on how to get them used to it?

    • The Thundering Herd on September 6, 2015 at 11:09 am

      It is as loud as a small vacuum, so hardly whisper quiet. None of us liked the noise to begin with, but it feels so good that we all settle into it fairly quickly. Well, except Typhoon.

  6. Billie Rhodes on September 6, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Keeli is very much like Typhoon in this matter. She hates being brushed, getting blow dried, or getting her nails done.

  7. Carolyn on September 6, 2015 at 8:07 am

    How many go rounds does it usually take? I am now ppositive mine will like it as both like to be vacuumed, a very recent accidental discovery. I think it is time for me to invest.

    Qtip, so handsome!

    • The Thundering Herd on September 6, 2015 at 11:10 am

      Takes about 10-15 minutes every day or 2 or 3 for the couple of weeks that they are blowing coat. Does not speed up the blowing, but sure does slow down the “hair drops” around the house.

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