I was going to address this as a PM to Platz, but everyone might as well enjoy my ignorance.
And yes, I saw the other shedding thread, as well as "The Furminator"!
I presume my buddy is coat-changing because of the weather change. I brush him every couple of days and don't care about the hair in the house since I vacuum and deal with it.
But, is it normal to see large "plugs" of hair coming out, particularly on his hindquarters? I'm pulling or brushing them out, but they also fall onto the carpet on their own. Just wanted to make sure!
Since my camera isn't working, my buddy looks exactly