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Jerseyfivedogs
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PostSubject: Grooming question   Fri 03 Feb 2012, 2:21 pm


Don't they need the fur to cool them?
Also, if I agreed (which I won't) would it grow back normally?
I've never shaved a long haired dog before.




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PostSubject: Re: Grooming question   Fri 03 Feb 2012, 2:41 pm

It will grow back normal,a lot of people shave thier long haired dogs in the summer
I did my old yorkie the last couple of years as she was just to hot will all of her hair

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PostSubject: Re: Grooming question   Fri 03 Feb 2012, 6:52 pm

I'm not a groomer, so not going to be of much help. But I think it really depends on the breed of dog or in mixes the texture of their fur. Yorkies have silky like hair fur, so it grows back in nicely when shaved. Northern breed dogs like Huskies when shaved, I've noticed their fur doesn't quite look the same when it grows back. I've seen an Australian Shepherd and a couple Shelties with shaved fur, on the A.S. it grew back nice and one of the Sheltie it didn't look as nice when the fur grew back. They have similar coats to a Border Collie and Collie. It's kind of a hit and miss with those breeds. Dog groomers have those certain combs that strips their coat, this way he'll be nice and cool for the summer, but will have the coat he was meant to have to protect him for the winter.
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PostSubject: Re: Grooming question   Fri 03 Feb 2012, 7:28 pm

No, don't shave him. An idiot groomer talked me into shaving my old mal because she was hard to groom I've always regretted it and think of it often it makes me so mad!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Grooming question   Sun 19 Feb 2012, 11:39 am

From a groomer's standpoint, I would advise against it. The coat MAY grow back correctly, but you cannot predict if it will. It could look patchy and weird. Second, the length and density of the coat helps regulate the dog's temperature in cool and warm temps, so you would be messing with that. Yes, the dog would adjust, but it's not worth it. Better off going to a good grooming, getting as much of the tangled hair brushed out as possible, trimming what can be trimmed and if any clipping is needed, just trim the areas that need. Hopefully there are no mats, if there are get those clipped out. It won't be pretty but then you can keep up with those areas so they don't get matted again Smile

I used to have clients who would bring in goldens with gorgeous full coats and want me to shave them down....I didn't likey those clients :suspect:
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