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Old 06-28-2005, 01:13 PM
Athe Athe is offline
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It is hard to get all the undercoat out without the proper equipment. I like using a high velocity dryer for my Newf's to blow all the coat out. This is some thing I do every other day during shedding season. I have only shaved one Newf completely off and that was one of my old girls who hated being groomed, she was 13 and uncomfortable in the summer, and yes it did make her much more comfortable being shaved off. She just couldn't stand long enough or tolerate me brushing and blowing for hours on end. Poor doll
Of course if she had been younger I would not have shaved her. What happens is the undercoat grows out quicker than the outcoat giving a shaggy appearance, I have seen some dogs grow the outer guard hairs at a quicker rate but not often. The coat seems to get thicker and more downy after you have shaved them down (this applies to double coated breeds).
With a Collie mix it is really easy to get all the undercoat out of the dogs coat. I actually have a sick weirdness of enjoying blowing out the coat of Shelties and Collies, the coat just flies!

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Old 06-28-2005, 01:58 PM
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We have Misha trimmed right down and she seems much happier. With her 'big' coat she looked like she was going to pass out in the heat. I do avoid taking out for anything more than a quick pop round the corner in the heat of the day though!
nothing makes me feel so free, as when it's just my dog and me......

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Old 06-28-2005, 01:59 PM
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Slicker brushes! I absolutely love them, they work great at getting all the loose fur, and my dogs love the feeling of being brushed.
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