As March so often goes, we can’t tell from one day to the next whether it is winter or spring. But the blooming fur is the surest sign of things to come.
Siberian Husky owners are often asked if we shed. Hu-Dad’s standard answer is yes, twice a year. January through June and July through December.
Oh, sure, we like to drop a little hair around the calendar. But twice a year, we go all out. Commonly known as “blowing coat,” our inner coat explodes off our bodies and falls in clumps. The outer coat – the guard hairs – repels water, snow and ice, but that inner coat is what gives us the magic ability to withstand low temperatures. (By the way, this is why you should avoid shaving a Siberian Husky. That outer coat, which is crucial to our ability to deal with the weather, doesn’t recover well from shaving.)
Hu-Dad wondered who was going to be the first member of the Herd to blow coat this spring. Wait no longer, because we have a winner!