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Do Mixed Breed Dogs Shed? – Dogster

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That doggie unicorn who doesn’t shed at all really doesn’t exist.

A dog may shed seasonally once or twice a year — or even all year round. But there are some dogs who do shed much less than others. How much mixed breeds shed depends on genetics.

What genes control shedding in dogs?

Dr. Jerold S. Bell, adjunct professor of genetics in the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, says that there are several genes that control shedding in dogs, and they interact with each other.