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I know that having him cut down won't help, with keeping em comfortable. Dogs use their coats to help regulate body heat, dogs with long hair naturally do better with long hair, even in the summer months. Shaving a dog down during the summer ,acctually can make them hotter, and cause sun burns on the skin.

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There is a big difference between cutting them shorter and shaving them however..I do not think anyone is talking about shaving their dogs here.

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Julie doesn't much like grooming and she loves digging and rolling in grass, dirt etc.
So the puppy cut works out best for both of us. Tillie is adorable and will look good whatever you decide. Be sure and post pictures after her grooming.
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Your getting great responses here. I had an old thread once when I got Ninja's haircut and I thought it made him look like a poodle lol. It was different but still very cute. I recently had to shave Ninja down because of the tangles after he was neutered and it was so uncomfortable for him. Right now, I'm upset his hair is so short but everyone on here is right hair grows back and fast.

Tillie looks adorable. Maybe you can tell the groomer you want an inch cut off. I don't think that would be too short. If you end up liking the look then you can stick with that, if not it'll grow back in so fast you won't even remember when she got her haircut lol. I think it's good to experiment with different haircuts just until you find one you personally like.
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Bugsy is in full coat, was only trimmed once after his neuter at 6 months and I couldn't wait fo the hair to grow back. He's been in full coat ever since, he is now 4 years and 7 months. I bath him every two to three weeks, trim his nails and paw pads, but that's it. I love the long hair and don't mind daily groomings.

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Here is a pic of Jack after his first cut. (His doofy pose is a half second before pouncing the cat. He is whipping his head around.) She used 1" on his body, scissored his legs, and trimmed his bangs. I downloaded pics of what I liked and what I didn't like to show her.

The first week was a shocker. The three middle weeks he was just right. The last week before his next appt., the hubby kept whining about not being able to see his eyes.
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Jack looks great! I wonder if I can print that pic and take it to the groomer?? Would that be okay?
Oh heck NO I am not wanting to shave her down! LOL Just trim her down a bit. I am keeping up just fine with her coat and COULD let her grow a full coat, she is blowing coat, but I believe we are towards the end of it.
Ninja's mom .. seriously, after Tillie's spay and the MATTING I discovered (from rolling the onesie up and down fro 2 days) I almost shaved her down myself! LOL Luckily she was still in some pain from the surgery and LET me work through the matts, it was crazy, like 5 hrs and I hadn't even gotten ALL of them... SO glad we got through THAT! ha ha ha
Overall she does good with grooming, she gets irritated if she want's to go play or sleep or play with the cats or .. well do anything other than be groomed! LOL But she KNOWS she gets yummy cheese after her grooming so she puts up with it. It usually takes about 10-15 minutes when all is said and done. I'm sure she will do fine with her groomer on Tuesday, it's me that worries about her cause I have to leave her there for 3 hrs! gulp. LOL She'll probably come home and take a REALLY good nap that day!
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I know I hate leaving her at the groomer for 3 hours!!! the only good thing is I get stuff done and don't worry about her being home alone!! I think Tillie will look adorable. THe first time I got MAgs groomed I had them do a trim, instead of anything to dramatic that way you won't pick her up and be shocked. Be sure to tell them not to cut her bangs a la Dorothy Hamill!!! They were doing that to Maggie at one groomer until I switched. That straight across bang looks awful. My new groomer uses those layering scissors on her bangs, looks so much better!!! I think it takes a while to discover exactly what you want the groomer to do. Every time I go I always have something I didn't like that I want better. I am hoping the next time I go it will finally be the way I want. Good luck!!

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Remember..............they will always look really poofy after a grooming, give the haircut about a week. If you go for the scissor cut, it will probably be a more expensive groom.

If your pup is blowing coat, the mats are probably going to very close to the skin, so you may end up having a short trim. Hair grows. Your pup will look cute no matter what style you choose.

Take pictures of the look you want the groomer to try to achieve. Don't tell the groomer you want a "puppy trim." A "puppy trim" means different trims to every groomer. Tell them exactly what you want on each section of the body.

Who knows.......you might want to learn how to groom your own pup.



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Tillie is a beautiful girl and will be no matter what you decide. I was glad to see your post, though, because it had never occurred to me that I could get Abby's bangs & feet done at the groomers and leave the rest natural. She has very straggly hair above her eyes that never seems to get past a certain length and will never stay in a topknot. At nearly four years I think it is safe to say it is NOT going to grow longer.......lol I think this would be a good alternative for her and then she would finally be able to see and be seen!!!
That's exactly what I do with Kodi! I was trimming him "around the edges" myself, but found someone who does a wonderful job, and does bangs, feet tummy, bum, armpits and nails for $25. I can't go wrong!


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