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Old 04-07-2010, 06:32 AM   #11
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I have to say a Daschund is not exactly a "Northern" breed... I agree that chow chows and shelties should not be shaved unless there is no other options (i.e. some people don't take good enough care of the coat and it is IMPOSSIBLE to brush out) the coat only insulates against the heat when properly brushed and combed out. When owners just let it be for a year it gets all clogged with undercoat and is definatly not insulating against heat any longer in fact it just holds heat in.

This is however not the case with Shara as we all know she takes good care of her pets but as I said before, a Daschund is NOT a northern breed... nor is a Border collie... Double coated yes, but if done in the spring and summer there is no problems with it growing back... been doing this a long time and the ONLY time I have ever had a problem with a dogs coat growing back is when the owner insists on having it done in the fall or winter.
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Old 04-07-2010, 05:29 PM   #12
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I have to say a Daschund is not exactly a "Northern" breed... I agree that chow chows and shelties should not be shaved unless there is no other options (i.e. some people don't take good enough care of the coat and it is IMPOSSIBLE to brush out) the coat only insulates against the heat when properly brushed and combed out. When owners just let it be for a year it gets all clogged with undercoat and is definatly not insulating against heat any longer in fact it just holds heat in.

This is however not the case with Shara as we all know she takes good care of her pets but as I said before, a Daschund is NOT a northern breed... nor is a Border collie.. Double coated yes, but if done in the spring and summer there is no problems with it growing back... been doing this a long time and the ONLY time I have ever had a problem with a dogs coat growing back is when the owner insists on having it done in the fall or winter.
I don't think I've said anything that contradicts both these paragraphs I completely agree. The level of responsibility is a factor that should be taken into account if one decides to do this, and as said twice already I think Shara is in the safe zone.

I post the above links and opinion only for reference of lurking visitors, in case this should ever show up in search engine results, we don't want to give everyone a false sense of security should they not be in the 'safe zone'. Let us remember that a dog's skin is much more sensitive than ours and lack the pigmentation (as compared to us) to protect against the harmful rays of the sun, hence why many have fur The latter reason being why I'm against shaving a dog bald.
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Old 04-07-2010, 09:43 PM   #13
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I don't think I've said anything that contradicts both these paragraphs I completely agree. The level of responsibility is a factor that should be taken into account if one decides to do this, and as said twice already I think Shara is in the safe zone.

I post the above links and opinion only for reference of lurking visitors, in case this should ever show up in search engine results, we don't want to give everyone a false sense of security should they not be in the 'safe zone'. Let us remember that a dog's skin is much more sensitive than ours and lack the pigmentation (as compared to us) to protect against the harmful rays of the sun, hence why many have fur The latter reason being why I'm against shaving a dog bald.
Yes, I agree, this is why I don't really like the term "Shave" at all. I have owners who actually think that "shave" means to use a straight razor on a dog Even a shorter blade will leave SOME fur...
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:12 AM   #14
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Yes, I agree, this is why I don't really like the term "Shave" at all. I have owners who actually think that "shave" means to use a straight razor on a dog Even a shorter blade will leave SOME fur...
I guess it would just be a clip right?
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:41 AM   #15
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I guess it would just be a clip right?
Yes. Absolutely, I agree with a clip instead
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I guess it would just be a clip right?
Yes... much better terminology.
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Old 04-09-2010, 05:23 AM   #17
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Well I took both 'clipped' dogs up to the dog club and noone noticed. Well, I feel they are more cleaner and have to be cooler without all that hair. Oh well...I wasnt doin it for people to notice, Im glad noone noticed...means I must have done a good job

Definatly will be doing it again when it grows back in, esp since it isnt even summertime yet!
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