October 21st at 9:23am TheDogMag

What dog breeds are sheared?

Shearing is ideal for dogs who do not shed their fur. Poodles, Bolonka Zwetna, Havanese, and Maltese are among them. This is due to the fact that these dogs' fur does not fall off and continues to grow. This, in turn, causes to matting and skin concerns in the long run. We advise not shearing the coat too short in order to preserve the natural structure - the breed-typical curls - and weather protection. Despite clipping, many breeds benefit from frequent brushing.

How often should my dog be clipped?

Every two to three months, as a rough guideline. Other intervals may be appropriate depending on the dog and the time of year.

What exactly is a pet clip?

A so-called pet clip, which is the name given to an easy-care cut that facilitates coat care for many breeds and mixed breeds without harming the hair structure, is a smart compromise for dogs with time-consuming coat care. Here, clippers and modeling shears are used.

Why aren't clippers suitable for every dog?

Grooming Bobtails or other long-haired breeds can be time-consuming; wouldn't shearing the dog be more convenient? No, because a well-kept longhair coat keeps the dog well tempered in all seasons. To give the dog a somewhat "breezier" coat, comb out more undercoat in the spring than in the winter. Itching occurs in trimmable breeds due to the dead hair that remains on the dog after cutting. The undercoat thickens and stops the skin from "ventilating." Germs and bacteria thrive in this environment. In addition, the dogs' top coat, which defends them from both cold and hot weather, is lost.

Clipping or cutting too short in some breeds, such as the Chow-Chow, Husky, German Shepherd, or Spitz, can result in permanent bald spots. This is referred as as "post clipping alopecia." Hair does not regrow properly because the hair follicles are not replaced when dead hair is clipped. Brushing out dead hair is critical. Shearing might alter the coat's structure. When it comes to "tuft growth," there is far too much undercoat, which prevents the top coat from growing properly.