It struck me, when I was writing about dogs attending church (see Blessing of the Animals), that girls SHED hair like crazy. The two thoughts — dogs and girls — do not share any direct correlation (except shedding), but bear with me.
Now, as the person who mops, sweeps and vacuums her entire apartment (bathroom, kitchen, hallway), I see hair strands everywhere. It baffles me, How come there’s hair again? I just mopped ten minutes ago?
According to pantene.com, an average person loses between 80 and 100 hair strands per day.
Furthermore, humans have roughly 1.6 trillion skin cells, and between 30,000 and 40,000 of them fall off every hour. In one year, a person will shed more than 8 pounds (3.6 kilograms) of dead skin. That’s a lot of hair and dead skin cells to clean!
As for dogs that shed like crazy, the list includes: American Eskimo, Corgi, Dalmatian, Great Pyrenees, Labrador Retriever, Pekingese, Pug, Shetland Sheepdog and Siberian Husky.