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Q: haircut or not!

July 31, 2009 | By cheech | 17 answers | Expired: 1873 days ago

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cheech

ive been told not to give a cut on a long haired siberian husky in the summer, but! my dog does not deal well in the humidy weve been getting. panting all day long,hes ^ yrs old and im worried about him having a heat stroke.!

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Carly T.
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Jul 31, 2009

I think for dogs like husky your suppose to trim the fur beneath the top layer. The top layer of fur actually insulates the dog from the heat. If you take her to the groomers they have special combs designed to trim the fur beneath the top layer.

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jessie
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Jul 31, 2009

I agree with Jerseygirl, never shave a double coated dog, the use their hair as insolation in the winter and it does help them stay cool in the summer, go have the dead under coat blown out it will make a wolrd of difference, . if shaved it never looks the same again, I have seen this on shelties and poms espically,

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Lynn
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Jul 31, 2009

If your dog has problems dealing with the humidity, cutting his hair will help keep him cooler, as their hair is insulation during the winter months.....and it will also help keep him from getting a heat stroke when he gets hotter.

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JerZgirl
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Jul 31, 2009

Dogs especially the Nordic breeds use their coats as insulation both summer and winter. If you shave the dog they actually get heat stroke quicker as their coats cannot protect them (since it is cut off).

Take the dog to the vet first, make sure she is healthy...then take her to the groomer for a good deshedding.

Dead UNDERCOAT makes the dog hot, not the hair itself. A good bath, blowout and deshed will make the dog feel a lot better.

I used to groom a lot of huskies and never once shaved one. Even the long coated ones. We refused to shave down heavy coated dogs because 1. The dog still sheds, just tiny tiny hairs. 2. The dogs coat will never be the same. and 3. Common to popular belief the dog doesnt get cooler.

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Trish B.
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Jul 31, 2009

I meant to put shave in their.

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Trish B.
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Jul 31, 2009

They say not to heelers also but we shaved ours and it helped and felt much better .We have been doing it for a few summers now.

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Kris
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Jul 31, 2009

I would talk to my vet and groomer, but I don't know of any reason not to have your dog's hair cut. My long--haired dog always felt better with her hair shorter. That being said, you don't want it too short. They can get sunburned. Of course, frequent brushings to get rid of the undercoat, and keeping him inside with plenty of water (especially during the hottest part of the day) are going to help a lot.

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