Pitbulls are some of the most adopted dog breeds at rescue shelters and breeders. Many dog parents who adopt Pitbulls are often surprised when they get home and discover that Pitbulls shed.
If you are thinking of getting a Pitbull but want to know about their shedding habits first, read on.
Pitbulls are single-coated dogs, meaning they don’t have a layered undercoat. They have shorter and coarse fur but don’t have as much fur per square inch as other single-coated dog breeds. The good news is that while they do shed, their coats are short, and you’ll only deal with the same amount of fur all year because they don’t have an undercoat to shed.
Pitbulls come in various colors, and while some may appear to shed more than others, it is usually due to color variance. For instance, if your Pitbull has white fur and your home has dark decor, their fur would be very obvious compared to a Pitbull with dark fur. However, if your Pitbull sheds excessively, it could be a sign of an underlying condition.
Pitbull may shed excessively due to stress, skin conditions, allergies, mite, and nutrition, among other reasons. If you notice your Pitbull is shedding way too much, it would be best to consult your veterinarian to find out the reason.