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Thread: How to thin a coat for Summer...or is trimming necessary :( ? (video)

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    I take out undercoat with a furminator. bernie can keep cool during summer, and he has his paddling pool to wet his front legs to cool off. Never overheats this way.

    As a young child, i cut our rough collies mane. It NEVER grew back. Beware.

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    staffies do shed a bit. If you use the rubber curry comb you use for the horse - you will see. Especially neck, sholders and around the rump and legs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bernie View Post
    I take out undercoat with a furminator. bernie can keep cool during summer, and he has his paddling pool to wet his front legs to cool off. Never overheats this way.

    As a young child, i cut our rough collies mane. It NEVER grew back. Beware.
    So if you thin out the undercoat, that does grow back ok? Banjo has such a dense coat. I think I should do this. As long as it grows back because she needs it here in winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    staffies do shed a bit. If you use the rubber curry comb you use for the horse - you will see. Especially neck, sholders and around the rump and legs.
    i do use a rubber curry comb and a soft brush on nugget and she love it that much she nibbles on my leg its cute but the love bites hurt lol
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    Your dog took after the Golden Retriever which is not uncommon in crossbreed litters. She's basically got a combo that made her more GR then poodle, two halves make a whole

    Treat her like a golden, DONT clip her at all. Get a good shedding comb like a Furminator or Noahs Deshedder and brush until it all comes back. Use a rotating toothed comb to separate the hair first and a finer comb to do the longer bits. If you clip her she'll just keep growing back a fine downy hairball that matts constantly and will heat her up even more.

    As for the water, both breeds that went into her are water loving hunting gundog breeds ... water obsession is genetic lol

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    I bought a Furminator because of this post so I came back to say: it's awesome! Banjo is a few tog lighter now, I reckon. And she enjoyed it. A bit too much. She either ended up half on my lap or on her back. But we got there in the end and lots of fuzzy undercoat hair was removed.

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    Yep, I've known others who swear by the furminator. I'm lucky I don't need one as my girl is an 'oodle'

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    Quote Originally Posted by grevillea47 View Post
    Yep, I've known others who swear by the furminator. I'm lucky I don't need one as my girl is an 'oodle'
    She still needs a trim - doesn't she ?

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    LOL ! Yep, good one RileyJ
    I'll be more circumspect with my posts in future

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    Staffies hire fairies, to remove each hair, one by one, then weave it carefully, into the fabric you are wearing. the fairies are so good at this, that a SBT hair will not be loosened and lost, should a brush go past. No matter how often. Bless

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