akita-sheddingShedding is a common thing for pretty much every breed of dog, although some breeds are definitely more of a shedder than other breeds. Akitas fall under the category of a major shedding dog, not only do they blow they coat twice per year which results in a lot of hair being shed throughout a household, but even when they aren’t blowing their coat they tend to shed quite a bit more than most dogs. There is a common misconception that once the Akita has blown its coat there won’t be any more noticeable shedding for another six months, this is certainly not the case. Many Akita owners buy into this assumption and find out sooner rather than later that they were dead wrong and now have a mess of hair to clean up that could have been avoided with proper grooming. Prevention of excessive shedding in Akitas Before you get too far into the idea that you can prevent shedding with an Akita, you should know that there is no way to completely stop it from happening.

If you’re someone who can’t stand animal hair getting around the house, an Akita likely is not the correct breed for you to choose. However, if you can establish a regular and proper grooming routine for your Akita you can really minimalize the hair left in unwanted places. At the very minimum you should have your Akita professionally groomed four times per year, or once for each season of the year. If you really want to stay on top of things and prevent more shedding from getting around your house, you should aim for once every two months and make sure you are brushing the dog daily. Quickly vacuuming the rooms your dog likes to be in once every couple of days is a nice way to prevent accumulation of hair and helps keep your house looking fresh.

During blowout season, you’re a tad bit out of luck when it comes to keeping a fresh looking house, there will definitely be large clumps of hair found throughout your home and it’s something you’ll just need to clean up and deal with if you want to have an Akita. In the end, it’s all worth it to have such a loyal companion who is willing to protect you and your family from danger.