Is the shedding always going to be this bad? Last year at this time we only had Sadie and she really doesn't shed very much, I remember everyone here talking about how bad bassets shed and I didn’t think it was much different then any other dog we have had. Sadie’s fur is very different then Max's fur. Sadie's fur is shorter and not so fluffy and she really doesn’t shed very much. Max's fur is longer and fluffier and is shedding like crazy. I could sit outside all day brushing him and get a bag full of hair that you would think he would be bald but he still sheds like crazy. When I brush Sadie I don't get very much hair at all. Thank goodness Sadie doesn’t shed like Max or I would go insane trying to keep the hair vacuumed. Does it eventually calm down or will he shed like this all summer?