Fur everywhere!!!
I brush outside and stick the hairballs to a bush. The birds love the dog hair. I have even seen a mouse hauling some away. I wonder, Eusa_think can you teach one Border Collie to brush another? Eusa_think

Hair is a way of life and a small price to pay.

One Border Collie Is Never Enough

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Jolie is still growing and starting to get longish tufts but no trouble yet. I knew a guy with a BC many years ago thats what first endeared the breed to me. he kinda brushed his dog with a shop vac the dog loved it.
I brush with a slicker everyday.
I have shared my life with a golden and a GSD, now they are shredders lol. Just kept on top of it, brush every morning.
Oh and never wore black when I had the golden, lol
Tasha\s&Mattie\'sMom','index.php?page=Thread&postID=192751#post192751 Wrote:If Shepherd fur was worth something my children would all have trust funds.

Haha, yes I think Shepherds shed way more than BC's, well the 3 I have had certainly did. That big pile of hair in your photo puts a smile on my face as I used to find brushing out a Shepherd extremely satisfying. Your dog was a beauty. Heart
Trifan, thank you, he was dearly loved.

My collies don't shed much but I learned a lot from owning a GSD. If you need to brush indoors put a sheet on the floor (I like flannel the best) to catch the fur. Brush often, vacuum often. Also, all the dog beds in my house are covered with blankets that get washed once a week and I think this helps to keep the fur from taking over the house.
My shepherds didn't drop hair all over the house like my BCs, but I got way, way more out when brushing them.
Gotta love 'em.
I found luck with this undercoat rake, I like the rounded edges and it doesn't pull out the coat only the loose hair, then I just go over with a slicker brush. I remember donating dog hair when the big oil spill happened years ago, they were using it to soak up the oil!

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