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Twice a year, Siberian Huskies shed their undercoat – a process known as blowing coat. Just don’t try to tell them when those two times should occur.
Siberian Huskies have a tough outer coat that repels water, snow and ice. They also have an inner coat that creates their ability to handle cold weather. That inner coat blows out twice a year, typically in the transition from summer to winter and vice versa.
Twice a year wouldn’t be so bad, despite the incredible amount of fur that comes out, except in a household of six Siberian Huskies. Hu-Dad swears that The Herd has a conspiracy afoot to make sure that at least one member is always blowing coat.
Typhoon is the most fun because he screams at the mere thought of being brushed. Seriously. A blood curdling, shrill scream. And if a brush actually touches him, he gets significantly louder. Plucking – a hobby all Siberian Husky owners consider the ultimate pleasure – brings a similar result. The result is that the Munchkin is walking around right now dropping fur in his path.
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