It is not recommended to shave a double coated dog unless it is so badly matted it can't be brushed out. It isn't as bad to trim the longer areas such as the bottoms of paws, around the ears and the tail area for neatness.
Some dogs who are shaved never grow a normal coat again. Some do, but it is hard to know until it's done and if it ruins the coat, you can't go back and fix it. Also, the more it is shaved the thicker it comes back each time.
Answered by paws4hisglory - 7/28/2012 11:55:37 AM