Grooming the pyrenean

by Elizabeth
(Devon, UK)

I read that the pryrenean dog does not need to have its coat clipped in the heat. The double layer protects them from the heat is that right?

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Jun 18, 2017
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Double-coated dogs
by: Donna

You are absolutely correct.

The long guard hairs form the outer layer and protect against the elements. The soft undercoat close to the skin keeps your dog warm and dry. In summer, your dog will shed this undercoat leaving the guard hairs. The guard hairs protect your dog from a sunburn and insulate him from the heat.

Without the undercoat, the air circulates through the guard hairs to cool the skin.

Hence, it is very important to keep your dog well-groomed.

Here is a great article on it:

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/why-you-shouldnt-shave-your-dog-in-summer/

Jul 15, 2017
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Grooming
by: Shelley

I've been a groomer for 20 years and I've had this conversation more times than I can count. A double coated dog should not be shaved and a light trim does absolutely nothing for them. They need their coat to keep cool and warm. If you cut it, it will never grow back the same again. The undercoat will grow faster and you will always have to shave them due to matting. If you must bathe them make sure EVERY SINGLE MATT is removed because they spread like wildfire. It's tempting to shave away the annoyance and you'll have no issue finding someone to charge you $200 to do it. We tried the furminator tools on one of the samoyeds and it sliced and destroyed the coat, so I always caution people who think that's something they want to try also.

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