Heís so handsome! I thought you groomed your dogs yourself, keeping them in their long coats. Youíre haircut looks great too though, nice work!
Panda is in long coat because she was still showing when Covid hit, and the plan is for her to show again... and her coat is very easy. There is no reason not to keep her in full coat.
Kodi was in full coat until he was 10. During that year, I was very ill, and just couldnít keep up with his profuse coat, so I ended up cutting him down. I have trimmed him myself, and ALWAYS cared for his long coat myself until then. Iím better now, but he is older, and in the spring, he injured his shoulder. He now has underwater treadmill therapy for his shoulder, and being wet all the time with a full coat would be miserable. So with one thing and another, his coat is staying short. I decided to have Pixelís groomer do him this time as a ďtreatĒ to myself.
I HOPE his shoukder recovers to the point that he can compete again, but in obedience, he can compete in a short coat too. I would have loved him to finish his career in full coat, but right now, Iíd be thrilled if he can complete his UD at all! Weíll have to see. Shoulder injuries can take a long time to heal.
Pixel has been in a puppy cut since she was about a year old. She is a teeny, fine boned thing, and also has a very profuse, very fine coat. When she was in full coat she kind of looked like a little kid wearing her grandmotherís old bearskin coat. She was matting a lot during blowing coat, and I first planned to cuther down just once, and then let her grow out again. But she looked SO cute in her short cut that she has stayed short ever since.