Rottweiler shedding fur terrible
i have an 18 month old rottweiler and he has started to shed excessive amounts of fur on his back end is this normal, and is there somewhere i could maybe take a look at perhaps photos of other rottweilers shedding fur?
Rottweilers do shed a fair bit! Although they're a short coated breed they have a 'double' coat and it's amazing how much hair they can leave behind them.
Regular, daily grooming plays a big part in reducing the amount of loose hair that is in their coat and can help keep your home more 'dog-hair-free'. They usually go through a major 'shed' about twice a year during the major season changes. Females will also shed heavily a few weeks after giving birth.
However, losing a lot of hair suddenly, and in one particular area of the body isn't normal and I would tend to think there's a medical condition or reason behind this.
Rotties are a breed that tend to be predisposed to canine allergies, and a common symptom of allergies is skin irritation and hair loss. If you've changed your pups' diet recently, or used a different shampoo (or anything that could trigger an allergic response) then that may be to blame.
There are also parasitic conditions such as Mange in dogs and Ringworm that can cause hair loss.
I'd recommend that you have your vet examine your pup to make sure that he's 100% healthy. He can test for parasitic skin conditions, allergies and more.
I don't actually know where you could find photos of Rottweilers who have shed excessively, but if you do a Google image search for 'hair loss in Rottweilers' you may find some useful pics.
Hope this helps, I wish you the best of luck with your pup.