Bear’s hair is a little thicker than I expected. Being a short-haired Saint Bernard, I thought his hair wouldn’t be a problem. I was wrong. It gets everywhere! Bear might have short-hair on top but underneath he has a thick woolly undercoat.
Bear’s undercoat is perfect for Norwegian weather. It keeps him warm and dry in very cold temperatures. However, the hair has a habit of letting go of bear. Even when Bear isn’t in molt, we brush him three times a week with hair-raising results. With this much hair, we could knit everyone socks for next winter!