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    I'm with Greys on this. A nice scissor trim around feet and feathering can help make your life easier.

    But once you start to clip them you basically need to keep doing it IMO. The hair comes back dull and rough.

    Had a couple at the kennels that needed to be clipped because the owners were not brushing them all the way thru. They looked funny with the head part left too.

    So unless it's for medical reasons I'd stick with brushing and combing.

    A poodle is a whole different kettle of fish.

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    I have a Toy Poodle x Mini Foxy named Pipi, in my avatar and sig.

    Her grooming is so demanding, I have to trim her leg hair weekly as it gets so notty and dread locky. I brush it twice a day and within 5 minutes they are notty again.

    So I get where you are coming from when you say the 'neat look'.

    I have only clipped Pipi's coat once, this was in the Summer and it grew back fine. Looked nicer than it did before in my opinion.



    I would just go with trimming the leg hair and stomach hair - as people have said, it would be much nicer for the summer.

    Your choice, sorry I have been of little help

    What is it like brushing a BC? Does their coat feel all so fluffy and thick?

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    Atm the moment cause he had his fluffy puppy hair it is very fluffy and soft and ready for cuddles.. not sure if it will get rougher then that when hes older but..

    Thanks for everyones opinions

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    Quote Originally Posted by bekkababii View Post
    Atm the moment cause he had his fluffy puppy hair it is very fluffy and soft and ready for cuddles.. not sure if it will get rougher then that when hes older but..

    Thanks for everyones opinions
    Aw sounds cute

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post

    Um, don't suppose I could get away with suggesting that all ppl who get their dogs clipped without genuine need shave all their own hair off first to see f it makes a difference?
    Ummmmmm........ *cough*

    I got sick of getting the knots out of his ears and tail
    Last edited by Crested_Love; 03-20-2011 at 12:03 PM.

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    I also like thinning scissors and the king comb for long coats. Now that Gemma (Gordon Setter) is no longer shown and is de-sexed which makes her coat thicker I thin out the hair so it's easier to get a comb thru to get rid of all the burs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    Ummmmmm........ *cough*

    I got sick of getting the knots out of his ears and tail
    hehehee That is what sophie looks like when she has been down the padock and swiming cause sometimes the knots around the burs get sobad from that to make it too painful for her to sit there while I brush them out
    Speaking of which my standard boy is running around right now cause Gab is in season and he has been going down to the damn pretty much every day and I think I am going to have to clip him back... then give him a coat if its too cold

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    I personally wouldn't have a problem with clipping a longhaired breed like a Golden Retriever during summer if I owned one, it's quite common where I live & it does get very hot.

    I have a Staffy/Cairn Terrier mix who is the shape and stature of a Staffy, but the hair of a Cairn. It makes grooming interesting! He has a double-coat if I let it grow completely during winter, but he is a water baby so I keep him relatively short during winter, and all through the summer. I exercise my dogs for over an hour every day regardless of the weather and most of it is offleash, so they are forever returning covered in burrs and all sorts of things... Easier to clip, in my opinion.

    My dog also overheats very easily and tires more quickly if his hair is longer, even in winter when it's that much cooler.
    Last edited by Sierra; 05-18-2010 at 11:07 AM.


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    Do it Ashaari, SO much easier without all that hair!! I don't have to worry about mud any more, it's just a quick rinse off in the bath and he air dries in about 20 minutes!

    My Brody is the same Sierra, even in winter he over heats, Prada on the other hand will quite happily sit about a foot away from the fire and won't move... I swear that dog has cooked her brain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crested_Love View Post
    Do it Ashaari, SO much easier without all that hair!! I don't have to worry about mud any more, it's just a quick rinse off in the bath and he air dries in about 20 minutes!
    lol yeh I started... but then had to get into town, so he is running around with a half coat!! lol Anyone would think I was trying to show clip him lol

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