Last few months I tried to grow Fedja's coat long, maybe it's me I'm not sure, but he seems a lot more comfortable when kept short. We both have learned to enjoy brushing and combing, so that's not an issue.
As some of you may already know Fedja isn't much of a cuddler, but (only when short trimmed) occasionally he do comes to lay in bed with me, or even under the blankets (luv that!
). With long coat he only goes for cold places on the floor or near the doors for some air I think. He will pant very often too, especially indoors.
Other problem is that we live in a rainy climate, (spring can be really wet, not to mention autumn months lol), but we still go out 2 times a day for a long walk/play(not counting the shorter potty walks). So he is more wet then dry throughout the day. I doubt if this is healthy. Sometimes I do blow dry him, but I don't think it would be good for his coat/skin either to do this few times a day. He also likes to swim
, and I let him do it.
Although I love his long look sooo much, overall he seems much happier and lively when kept short. And I loose even that small amount of cuddling when i choose for long hair. What a dilemma lol.
I often wonder how this dogs survived on Cuba, because Fedja obviously prefers cold weather!
What do you all think, do your hav's seem happier with short trimmed coats?