How often can i brush my dog's fur? My old dog did NOT like it, so he got brushed just as needed, which, luckily, wasn't too often! This dog, Buddy, LOVES to be brushed, and he just gleams afterwards, and feels so soft....i pat him down afterwards with a 'bounce' dryer-sheet, to smooth his hair down and make him smell so nice. He doesn't shed much, at all, unless he gets nervous, ha, a few hairs come right off immediately!! It's easy to spot, cuz he is two colors, suddenly, i can see a white hair lying loose on his black fur....happens at the vets, or around dogs he doesn't like, etc, = poof, white hairs loose on the black fur!!:dogwacko: LIke a little flag to me: "I'M NOT TOO COMFY WITH THIS HERE!!" But other than that, Buddy doesn't shed much so far. He'll probably blow his coat out in the spring, but he doesn' 'need' brushing now so much really, he just looks soooo handsome afterwards.. I've heard that too-frequent brushing "opens" the coat, and it is REEEEALLY cold here in the winter, is this true? Would my Buddy be less warm or less water-proof to the snow if he gets brushed too often?