Rottweilers do actually shed a modest amount. Tons of people think that Rottweilers don’t shed because they have really short hair. That is wrong though. They can still shed a ton, even though they have short hair.
Rottweilers actually have a double-coat. These aren’t the only dogs that have a double-coat, however. They have a similar coat to what a Siberian Husky, Golden Retriever, or German Shepherd Dog has. The Rottweilers have a topcoat and an undercoat. The undercoat is just softer and much more insulated, and it will protect them throughout the winter. The topcoat is much rougher, and this is the coat that you will see most of the time. They actually will shed their undercoat each year in the Spring, and they will shed it again in the winter.
You might be sad to learn that the answer to the question of whether Rottweilers shed is, in fact, yes, but there are a lot of things you can do to prevent them from shedding too much. You can turn them into a loyal partner that just doesn’t shed too much.
Firstly, you can use a brush to brush your Rottweiler. The initial time that you do this, use a soft-bristled brush. You’ll be really astonished to see much hair you can find in there. Don’t really worry about it though. All that you’ll really be doing is getting rid of all that excess dead hair that the Rottweilers might have been trying to shed anyways. If you brush them on a regular basis, the hair volume that you get out each time will be less and less.
Since the Rottweiler’s hair is so extremely short, a soft-bristled brush will usually work just fine, and it will feel very comfortable as well. There are some Rottweilers that have wavy coats, and they might be longer than the average Rottweiler, but they will need a pin brush for the majority of the work, and they will require a wide-tooth comb for the dense undercoat too.
While you go through the process of brushing your Rottweiler, make certain that you brush it in the direction that the hair happens to be growing out from the skin, and don’t brush against it. This will get all the loose hair pulled away. You can begin to brush the top of the head and just go on down to the tail. Please make certain that you pay careful attention to the rump, belly, and legs. It’s a good idea to take the dog outside, put them on a little puppy pad or head straight to the dog park when you are going to brush your Rottweiler down. It is fun to take them to the park because they will be a little bit more distracted, and you won’t have to deal with the loose hair that’s all over the place.
When you brush your Rottweiler down, try to get the bristles to just brush through gently down the skin. This will make certain that you are getting any of the loose hair, and it will distribute the natural oils of the dog that have been protecting the Rottweiler’s skin. It will keep the dog from getting too dried out, and it will help with the blood circulation as well.
You might also want to bathe your dog, or take it to a groomer, but it is suggested that you only do this about one time per month to be certain that the Rottweiler doesn’t get their oils all dried up.