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post #21 of 52 (permalink) Old 28-07-2017, 22:01
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Just to say that AFAIK the undercoat is made from a material called "hair" - it is an exudation from the hair follicles of the skin, it is not as coarse as the top coat and is primarily there for insulation and warmth, hence why dogs shed it inthe summer.

I combed our Border Collie again and rebrushed him (a daily occurrence for the brushing) as we find the combs remove the burrs that he picks up most easily and he LOVES being combed and goes into "dog meditation heaven" while being done, and woe betide us if we try to stop - his paws come up to remind us to keep going. I have collected half a waste paper bucket of undercoat (and burrs) over the last few days. He also sheds this tumbleweed everywhere he goes and we find it where he does NOT go, through closed doors etc. so it is obviously carried easily by air currents as well as us as we move around.

BUt, do we regret having him? Not one little bit and frankly it is a small price to pay for the companionship he gives us without any prejudice on his behalf.

Sadly, our Dyson does not cope as well as Sandra's appears to do and does get clogged easily, you used to be able to get them serviced for around Ģ80 but AFAIL they have now stopped that service. The hand held one is several years old and has had a new battery once and a new motor and charging system once (it died within the John Lewis Guarantee period), but they no longer make that model and as I said, the battery life was too short even when it was brand new for the MH - hence why I am looking at the GTech which is not much more expensive than the Dyson used to be........

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Do Cocker spaniels loose much hair javea (sorry I donīt know your name) the other dogs seem to be dogs that are trimmed.
Our GSD sheds more and more as he gets older and the Sheltie will have what seems a complete change of coat 3 or 4 times a year.
I have a feeling a battery operated machine wonīt be man enough although it looks a super thing.
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She sheds fairly lightly but it results in fairly large clumps of fur in various places around the house. The GTech copes very well and compresses the sucked up debris into a nice nice tight roll that you eject from the tubular waste receptacle via a lever incorporated within it. When daughter in law originally bought one I scoffed a bit about its efficiency, she asked me to vacuum our hall carpet with the Dyson, she then went over again with the GTech and I had to take back my negative opinion as a lot more was picked up.

You can try and return within 30 days if not happy with it.
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Our Border Collie sheds for France, and our Dyson for the house is about at useful at picking it up as the dog is...... it works well when freshly emptied but clogs and fills within a little while, not a make that I would recommend.

but I do not know how long it takes to recharge (the Dyson took hours......)
It takes 4 hours when completely discharged, you can but an additional battery so it is possible to have a fully charged replacement ready if the cleaning takes more than about 40 minutes.

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We really don't have a problem Dave
I've two, one up one down
He is allowed anywhere in the house

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And there is abigdifferencebetween "hair " and undercoat

Once by mistake We had a short haired German Shepherd

Boy did he moult
Loved him though, Oliver

Never made the same mistake again though

And the hound from hell will be the last of his kind

But then again, who could ever equal him ?

Who could love and hate in equal measures ?

He's been the MHF hound from Hell for many years

And he bows out gracefully , with a snarl and a smile

And following his lead

So do I

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And there is abigdifferencebetween "hair " and undercoat

Once by mistake We had a short haired German Shepherd

Boy did he moult
Loved him though, Oliver

Never made the same mistake again though

And the hound from hell will be the last of his kind

But then again, who could ever equal him ?

Who could love and hate in equal measures ?

He's been the MHF hound from Hell for many years

And he bows out gracefully , with a snarl and a smile

And following his lead

So do I

Sandra


To the last bit Sandra, I really hope that you don't bow out, whether gracefully or disgracefully
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We have this fellow and a Dyson upright, its not very good or reliable, keeps blocking.

Need to change to something else, may look at the Miele mentioned here, we have a Miele tumble dryer and it is brilliant.
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It wouldn't let me upload 2 photos on the same post for some strange reason.

We also have this young lady I was trying to say who is enjoying her yearly ice cream.
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We have the Dyson Animal which is supposed to be the best for pet hair. I have to say it is probably the best I have had but have not tried Miele or G Tech. It is rather heavy though. This is compensated for by the big ball, that it glides on, so it is easy to push around but is heavy to lug upstairs. (note to self - must treat myself to an upstairs one like Sandra!). The new one has an adjustable suction head on the brush bar. If I put it on max I cannot push the thing because it is stuck to the floor!


Liking the reviews for the G Tech as daughter has given us one (think it is a G Tech) recently that is going to be used in the Fifth Wheeler.
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Sorry, my dog is a Romanian Naughty Hound He has a coat similar to a GSD.
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