To Shave or Not to Shave!!
The Double Coated Dog
We always get asked frequently at this time of year, “Can you shave my dog? He/she is so hot.” We
thought we’d explain why shaving your double coated dog won’t keep him cooler with a couple of
pictures to help out.
First let’s explain the difference between single and double coated dogs. Single coated dog breeds
like the Shih-tzu, Maltese or Poodles, have one hair in each follicle which continues to grow slowly all
the time and can be trimmed to any length according to preference, keeping in mind that too short in
the summer can cause sun burns on skin unaccustomed to sunlight. Double coated dog breeds like
the Golden Retriever, Husky