How many hairs does the average dog have. My lab puppy seems to have all of them for the breed. Cappy is healthy, but I am surprised at the amount of hair he sheds--so is my vaccum. Any thoughs on hair care for my dog? (I am serious about the first questions. Thanks.
Well, an average person has about 100,000 hairs on their scalp. This is also a much smaller area than the size of an average dog, say a terrier or small lab. So I would say...half a million? a million?. Lots.
Excessive shedding can be caused by a couple of things: one is heat. If the dog is too hot he/she will shed to get cooler. Another possibility is that your dog isn't getting all of the nutrients he/she needs. Make sure to feed them a good-quality brand of dog food, such as Purina or IAMS.