Why is my Corgi shedding so much?
Last Updated on December 4, 2022 by May Jones
Looked at your floor recently and wondered what’s going on with your Corgi’s shedding? If you’re wondering why your Corgi is shedding so much, I’m truly sorry to tell you that it’s probably normal and will continue on during the lifetime of your pup. But the good news is that there are a bunch of tips and tricks I’ve learned to help keep it under control better, which I teach you in this article.
How bad do Welsh Corgis shed?
If you’re wondering if Corgis are heavy shedders, the answer is yes. A corgi will shed hair all year long, and do so more heavily twice a year when the seasons change.
I love living with my Corgi, but the shedding if a fact of life that’s difficult to cope with sometimes.
Luckily I found ways to manage it, and for the most part my home is still perfectly clean and tidy, but it’s certainly a bigger time commitment than it used to be.
How do I stop my Corgi from shedding?
Ok so, the truth is that you can’t stop your Corgi from shedding, but you can definitely make it more manageable.
I’ll share all my tips and tricks with you below. Some my not be applicable to you and not suit your lifestyle, so please take what you need and also consider adapting some of the tips to make them more suitable to you.
1. Make brushing your Corgi a daily habit
It takes time to develop new habits, but when it comes to brushing your Corgi daily it’s really worth it to follow through.
The thing about habits is that once you established them, they come really easy and require very little mental effort.
So, what I want you to do, is to pick a time of the day where you’re typically at home, and brush your Corgi just for 5 minutes. Set a timer. Do it every day. Maybe track it on a calendar if it helps.
Benefits of brushing your Corgi every day
- Hair that end up in your brush won’t end up anywhere else in the home
- It becomes part of your Corgi’s routine, which makes it a more enjoyable experience for your dog. Also, a short daily brush session is more enjoyable than a big, long de-shed session if your dog isn’t used to it
- If you do it every day, you don’t have to think about it. It will become something you just do, like brushing your teeth.
2. Invest in a vacuum robot
Vacuum robots are available in different prices ranges now, and some are pretty good and reasonably affordable.
They won’t completely replace regular vacuuming, but they will keep the amount of hair that are floating around a lot more manageable.
I got a cheap, second hand vacuum robot at first, with no moping feature. And I had to manually turn it on and empty the dust box, but it still made such a huge difference.
I would simply turn it on once a day in the morning while I was getting ready for the day.
If it’s in your budget, you can also get a much better and more expensive vacuum robot. You can program them to automatically vacuum and mop twice a day, which will make a huge difference.
I just wanted to point out that I think that no matter if you get a simple and cheap one, or a really expensive one, they can be a big help to manage dog hair in your home.
How often should you de-shed a Corgi?
Most groomers will recommend to de-shed a Corgi twice a year when the seasons change and their shedding is the heaviest.
You can bring your Corgi to a groomer for a de-shed, or you can do it at home.
De-shedding simply means to remove as many loose hair as possible before they land on your furniture.
There are different ways to go about it, but most people will do a multi-step process such as:
- Brush your dog
- Bath your dog
- Blow dry your dog
- Brush your dog again but with a special de-shed brush
How often do you brush a Corgi?
It’s personal preference how often people brush their Corgi. You want to brush your Corgi frequently enough to avoid matting of the hair. But apart from that, the simple rule is that the more you brush your dog, the less hair you’ll have flying around in your home.
Personally speaking, I brush my Corgi every day. But that’s because I find it easier to do it as a habit, once a day, every day, at the same time, rather than having to think about it and remind myself to do it every other week or so.
What’s the best brush for a Corgi?
The most recommended brush for a Corgi is the Furminator, but I personally use different brushes for different occasions.
I started getting my Corgi puppy used to brushing with grooming gloves. Now, as an every-day brush I use a normal pinhead brush. And for de-shedding sessions twice a year, I’ll use the pinhead brush at first and then a de-shedding brush too.
Is there a Corgi that doesn’t shed?
No, there’s no Corgi that doesn’t shed. In fact, most dogs in the world, ranging from big to small, shed hair.
I mean, think about it. Us humans shed too. We loose hair. It’s just that dogs have more hair than us, they’re fully covered in their fur, so they loose more too.
Now, not all dogs shed equally. Some shed constantly, others might only shed heavily a couple of times a year.
But when it comes to Corgis, there isn’t one that doesn’t shed. In fact, they’re known to be quite heavy shedders, compared to other dog breeds.
Is it ok to shave a Corgi?
I get it. Dog hair are annoying. But if you’re wondering if it’s ok to shave a Corgi, the answer is NO. Like, hard-pass no, it’s absolutely not OK to shave a Corgi.
Your dog’s coat serves many different purposes. It helps your dog to stay cool in summer and warm in winter. By shaving the coat away, you can cause more problems than short-term benefits. It’s better to brush your Corgi regularly rather than shaving the entire coat.