Short hair cut

by Richard
(Fairfield ct)

Should you cut the hair short for the summertime? I was told that it may not grow back the same way.

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Apr 21, 2015
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short hair cut
by: Susan

Definitely not! Never shave them down unless they are hopelessly matted. Their double coat not only insulates them from the cold, but also from the heat. Also when you shave them down it makes their undercoats grow in even heavier. Better to give them a nice shady spot to hang out in, lots of water, and no really long walks. Take them swimming if they like the water.

Apr 21, 2015
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Shaving a Double Coat.
by: Anonymous

NEVER shave a double-coated dog.

Please read why you should never do this.

http://animatch.ca/blog/why-you-shouldnt-shave-your-double-coated-dog

And, no, the coat will not grow back properly.

If you look on this site at Talos under Happy Tails, he was shaven. It will be a year before his coat comes back in. We hope in comes back in the way it should.

Apr 21, 2015
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cutting hair
by: Anonymous

I live in Houston Texas and was so worried about shaving or not my Pyrenees but the heat here made me do it when he was 10 months old and his hair grew back the same and as thick as before. There is so many people that say not to cut the hair but Texas heat and a short hair cut made him so much during the summer!!

Apr 23, 2015
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Wading pools beat the heat
by: Kim

I live in CA and the summers here get HOT! My Pyrs are SGD (sofa guardian dogs) so I don't have livestock water troughs. A plastic wading pool (the hard plastic kind you see outside of WalMart) is perfect for my dogs in the summer. They stand, lay, roll, in the water and have a blast. I have one Pyr who will play with his water bowl and put his paws in it and he was forever knocking it over. I started using a Home Depot bucket for a water bowl and it is perfect, he can't knock it over and it is too tall to get his feet in so I don't have to worry about him tipping over everyone's drinking water.

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