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« on: March 25, 2009, 05:04:04 AM »

Well, I haven't decided but was thinking about giving Tink a Summer hair cut.

Her coat is about 5" - 6" and I was thinking about cutting her down to about 2" - 3" for the summer, shaving her belly and between her toes of course too. She loves to swim and this spring has been so wet, she is already been a muddy mess and it takes hours to clean her up.

Any comments or advice? I so don't want her to look like a poodle when she is done, but need something more managable this summer. She is already starting to pant excessively and I think it would be more comfortable for her too.

I know we don't have any kom owners out there, but anyone have any experience with them. If she follows true kom coats, it will continue to grow her whole life. I really don't want it any longer than it is and think it needs to be cut this summer.

Let me know what you think.
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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2009, 02:54:18 PM »

If she has a double coat, the long outer hair is what will keep her cool this summer.  I wouldn't ever cut one of my dogs fur down, but I am a long hair freak on cats, dogs or people.  I also absolutely love brushing my dogs, so they get brushed everyday.  When they are blowing coat, other than sweeping hourly, I am in heaven.  I have a reason to brush them.  My dogs don't get excessively dirty.  Thank goodness.  I don't think just a trim would hurt anything if that is what you prefer.  I don't think a haircut is going to do anything as far as keeping a dog cooler though.
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2009, 04:31:33 AM »

The hair would also provide a layer to protect Tinks skin from the summer sun.  But I think if you're leaving 2-3" that should be sufficient, and MUCH easier to deal with when she goes swimming or rolling around in mud.  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2009, 08:04:09 AM »

I give my Saint a summer trim; mostly on the back of her legs, her tummy, and a little off the sides and top. Much cleaner when she gets in and out of her baby pool in the summer, but the others are right; just leave enough fur to prevent sun burn and I think Tink will be fine and look good too!
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2009, 11:03:59 AM »

I just left Petsmart and a lady was leaving with her Pry that had just got a summer cut and she was beautiful!  The left her tail full but maybe 1/2 of hair...Her ears were trimmed so pretty.  She def looked like a little lady!
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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2009, 11:05:07 AM »

Oh and I do get White kitty and Orange kitty a lions cut at the beginning of each summer..haha They look so awesome..I guess Nekkid kitty is already for the summer Grin
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2009, 11:35:50 AM »

 Cheesy just gave my 2 Persians the Lion Cut.....they look so rediculous...b ut they're strutting around that house like a couple of Peacocks!    Cheesy Grin Roll Eyes
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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2009, 12:36:12 PM »

I've been keeping Petra in a puppy trim, but it grows so fast that I blink and she is all furry again. I think as long as you don't go too close to her skin you'll be fine - 2" should be good.  Show pics whatever you decide!
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