Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: POWELL, TN
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cut her down, buy her a sweater or coat, and learn to groom and bathe her regularly. I'd like to dispel a couple of remarks made above. Cording doesn't hurt the skin or dog if done properly. I corded my first havanese a while after she finished her championship. She was in full cords until I bred her and was pregnant. To do it right, you have to bathe the dog, and soak, every week or so, thoroughly dry the dog, which takes longer than a brushed out dog, and work with the cords. SOX was never uncomfortable, the working with the cords (after they had formed) took less time than when I kept her in coat. It took about a year to cord her and it was a daily thing doing. I intended to cord Oliver but a week ago, I decided I didn't want to work that hard and shaved him down. I don't know where you live, but like Lucile, he goes out, with no coat or sweater, and is comfortable.