Sheepdog is a “Double-coated” means what it says—these dogs have two layers of
coat. Their outer coat is usually longer, firm and somewhat darker than the soft
and dense undercoat.
If you want your
dog to maintain the appearance of the breed thoroughly brush out your dog
(removing the dead hair). We can do a length trim feathering the legs, chest,
and also remove hair on the hind quarters under the tail. Shaping the rear end
keeps them more clean when they relieve themselves. We can groom your pet at
your specifications too.
Thinning out the
undercoat (removing the dead hair) of these breeds is a part of the grooming
process and reduces shedding and ventilates the coat for your dog’s comfort.
Shedding is a
natural processes , and it is essential that the shedding under-coat be removed
so the skin can breathe.
excess of undercoat , isn’t necessary to clip short (strip/shave) to keep your
dog cooler, if this undercoat is not removed it will act like insulation for
your pet, and the skin can not breath, giving heat to your pet. We have some
customers who have their Shelties clipped short all over (strip the coat). A
short clip in the spring should last through the summer and help to keep the pet
more comfortable. As all Double Coated breeds ( Pomeranian, Shetland Sheepdog,
Collie, Corgi, Pekingese and of course the Malamute, Samoyed, Husky and others)
the short clip is convenient at early spring, the sunlight needs to be
considered , because without that coat, a dog’s skin can burn, if the pet enjoy
outdoors in summer time.
Brush out to remove undercoat, no hairtcut, just trimming the feathers, feet,paws, rear area.
After undercoat removal, Prior to cut After
Prior to the haircut, we brush out to
remove undercoat, to perform this type of haircut the coat need to be free of
matts and undercoat, to leave some length can be 3/4" or 1" . Trimming less
may cut the outer coat (wich is usually longer, firm and somewhat darker) and
the soft and dense undercoat is clear and will be show up.
Natural coat, owner preference, just light trim
of feathers, feet,underchest Lady
trim up body
Sammy short cut - no shave