How much do siberian huskies shed and how long is their shedding seasons?

is the fur around the house noticable

Seasoned owners often joke that Siberians shed from Sebtember to February, and March to August.
Basically they shed all the time. Yes, they hair is quite noticeable around the house.
Huskies shed all year long, in addition they blow their coat usually twice a year. This means that the hair will literally come out in chunks. You will have hair everywhere during this time. They blow their coats when the weather starts getting cold, and then again when it starts getting hot. Mine has already started blowing his coat for this Winter.
A good vacuum cleaner and lint roller will come to be your best friend.
As far as hair around the house, having tile floors really helps a lot. If you have carpet the hair will just get down in and be close to impossible to fully get out. We now have tile floors and it has made a world of difference. We have "tumbleweed" hair floating around sometimes when I haven't vacuumed.
I keep a clean house and typically vacuum twice a week, sometimes more depending on how bad he is shedding.
They need to be brushed a lot, especially when they are blowing their coats. A regular brush won't do, you need to invest in a undercoat rake and a shedding blade. They pull the undercoat right out.
Also, you should never ever shave a Husky. It can be detrimental to their health. They have a double coat for a good reason. It insulates them from the cold as well as the heat. Shaving will cause sunburn and/or heat stroke.

6 Responses to “How much do siberian huskies shed and how long is their shedding seasons?”

  1. Alyssa says:

    Moderately throughout the year, and twice a year very heavily. Yes, you will find hair around the house unless you buy a very good deshedding tool (like the Furminator) and keep up with brushing at least once a week. Whatever you do, do NOT try to clip or shave a Husky! You'll destroy his coat and cause him to severely overheat or freeze to death, as their coats protect them from ALL weather.
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  2. Bonzie12 says:

    A lot and all the time.
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  3. Thia says:

    I board dogs in my home and hate it when any kind of huskies come. They shed noticably all year around.
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  4. fiestyredhead says:

    I think you'll find this link helpful. http://www.husky-petlove.com/siberianhistory.html

    As far as finding hair around the house? Yes, you will. My cousin has a beautiful huskie and she leaves hair all over. BUT it's not terrible. Although it could be because my cousin does vacuum all the time to keep on top of it. It's like that with any long haired dog though. Short hair too. ( I had a Lab. and found hair all over too) So if you're trying to decide if you should get a huskie or not, keep that in mind.
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  5. Mrs M says:

    Seasoned owners often joke that Siberians shed from Sebtember to February, and March to August.
    Basically they shed all the time. Yes, they hair is quite noticeable around the house.
    Huskies shed all year long, in addition they blow their coat usually twice a year. This means that the hair will literally come out in chunks. You will have hair everywhere during this time. They blow their coats when the weather starts getting cold, and then again when it starts getting hot. Mine has already started blowing his coat for this Winter.
    A good vacuum cleaner and lint roller will come to be your best friend.
    As far as hair around the house, having tile floors really helps a lot. If you have carpet the hair will just get down in and be close to impossible to fully get out. We now have tile floors and it has made a world of difference. We have "tumbleweed" hair floating around sometimes when I haven't vacuumed.
    I keep a clean house and typically vacuum twice a week, sometimes more depending on how bad he is shedding.
    They need to be brushed a lot, especially when they are blowing their coats. A regular brush won't do, you need to invest in a undercoat rake and a shedding blade. They pull the undercoat right out.
    Also, you should never ever shave a Husky. It can be detrimental to their health. They have a double coat for a good reason. It insulates them from the cold as well as the heat. Shaving will cause sunburn and/or heat stroke.
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    Owner of one happy <and hairy> husky!

  6. canisdufus says:

    Some Huskies "Blow coat" and get it over all at once. Sheets of fur come off within a couple of weeks. Others shed over the whole summer, first the soft downy underfur early in the summer, then the guard hairs all summer. One of my dogs didn't shed until Aug, another began in May. So they don't necessarily all shed at the same time. The fur around the house is constant. You can expect fur in your food, on the furniture even if the dogs aren't allowed on the furniture, on your clothing, on the car seats even if the dogs don't get in the car, everywhere!! Huskies grow fur. That's just the nature of the beast. I have a beautiful white husky, and have been saving the soft under- fur from her to send to a person who "cards" it into yarn for knitting. I want a knit hat for dog sledding made from one of the dog's fur. So far I have over 1/2 lb. of fur. Just one dog!!! That should answer your questions.
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The Siberian Husky Manual