Do All Boston Terriers Shed?

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Do all Boston Terriers shed?  Yes, they do.  While a Boston Terrier does not have a heavy undercoat like a collie or shepherd, they do have hair and it grows and is replaced by new hair from time to time.  I have had my Boston Terrier shed their white hair on my black slacks many times.

Boston Terrier’s have very minimal shedding and are often referred to as “hypoallergenic” dogs.

The most prominent time of year for a Boston to shed is around late fall or late spring. To minimize the little shedding that does take place in Bostons, go over your dog with a grooming glove or rubber brush every few days.

However, even when it’s “shedding season” for a Boston Terrier, it’s not nearly as bad as having a dog with a fluffy coat. Boston Terriers have short, coarse hair – so their hair is not flying all over the house landing in your food and drinks!
Why Does Shedding Occur?

Nearly all dogs shed! It’s a natural process for dogs. It eliminates dead hair to allow a new coat to come in for seasonal changes in temperature. You may think that your dog sheds all year long. And this is actually possible if your dog is an indoor dog.

Indoor dogs are shielded from the extreme temperatures, which causes their natural body regulation to get thrown off balance. Every time your pup goes outside- her body registers changes in the temperature and continues to shed.

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One of the best ways to reduce shedding is good grooming.  Brush your Boston Terrier regularly or run a damp cloth over their coat.  A regular bath also helps.  Of these three tips, I have had the most success with the damp cloth on an every other day basis.  So, do all Boston Terriers shed?  Yes, but you can do something about it.  If you have any other tips for reducing shedding in Boston Terriers leave a comment below.

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