Better late than never, I guess. Now that summer is more than half over Louie has finally "decided" to blow his coat. All of this fur came off of him in 20 minutes.
Hopefully Louie will be a little cooler now. You would think after all that he would look naked, but he still has tons of fur left.
If you are curious about how I got so much hair off of him so quickly. Here is a picture of the tool I used:
It's a grooming rake with rotating and retracting pins. It conforms to the dog's body as you use it, so it's pain-free. Katie and Louie seem to enjoy being groomed with it. When Newfoundlands are blowing coat I have found that this tool removes undercoat faster than any other.