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    its a pure snow dog breed and its name tony

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    Snow dog?? What's that?


    I think we have a spammer

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    My showbred BC has a huge long thick coat. Quite unsuitable for where I live with all the grass seeds, so I take the scissors to her . I clip all the feathers off her legs and long hair from her underbelly and I cut very close all the hair on the back of the back legs that form her skirt or pants. Much better really and it grows out quite normally if I let it.

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    "Clipping" is with clippers, which can be done to the skin if needed and may be called "shaving" but real shaving is what you would do to a show horse's whiskers etc with a razor - shaving.

    Trimming is with scissors, or "scissoring", and hand-stripping and plucking are just what they sound like.

    Harsh coated terriers should be stripped but are often clipped right off in pet homes. This includes Westies. A good harsh terrier coat should also not be washed - including westies again! - as this softens the coat and leads to knotting.

    Sometimes double coats like bordr collies are never the same if clipped right off to the skin, and a lifelong need for regular clipping starts!

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    Myf.. You can add Japanese Spitz to the double coat ( Do Not Shave ) list please...
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    and tibetan Mastiffs for that matter.
    Dogs make everyday life enjoyable...........

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    I feel bad now for clipping Carl! He has the Cairn coat (bit thinner) but since he had a tick, I keep him clipped to a 10. He feels the heat a ridiculous amount though...


    like a rolling thunder chasing the wind...

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    And Borzoi - do not clip! They go all scruffy and spiky haired and... eeek!!

    Afghans are another thing, like poodles, go for your life! Clip away!! I always used to tell people, don't be put off having an Affie because of the hair, just have them clipped every six months like a poodle - easy!!

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    Borzoi - do not clip!
    I am really curious about clipped borzoi look....

    I must admit I have seen clipped BC, pom, j/spitz, and surprisingly sheltie. Except BC the rest did not look too bad (the BC was clipped too close).

    Even minis have double coat but clipping is mostly used as pet dogs. I wish though I had known that I could have stripped him early on.....
    I love cooking but I love eating even more.

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    I have a long haired jack Russell that I clipped last summer & was thinking of doing again once the weather warmed up, should I not? Her coat seems to have grown back the same as it was before I clipped

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