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Do poodles shed?

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Standard poodles shed very little. However, poodles require regular grooming, such as brushing and bathing to keep the coat clean and free of tangles and mats.

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Poodles have dense, wiry coats. Unlike many breeds, poodles have a single coat instead of a double coat, which minimizes shedding. Generally, when poodles shed or lose hair, the hair falls back onto the coat.

The best way to remove loose hairs from poodles is by brushing them frequently with a slicker brush. Clipping or cutting the coat also helps prevent the hair from tangling and removes loose hairs. Poodles that experience shedding or hair loss may have an underlying issue, such as hypothyroidism or allergies, according to AllPoodleInfo.com.

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