Shiba Inu Question

does swimming affect the shiba inus coat in a damaging way? we take our corgi swimming all the...


does swimming affect the shiba inus coat in a damaging way? we take our corgi swimming all the time and have started to bring our 5 month old shiba inu. I've read not to bathe often, but is swimming okay with no shampoo?

    In Shiba Inu - Asked by Anonymous - 8/8/2012 2:43:08 PM
I would say no. We adopted a shiba from a different owner and they said they had a pool in the back that she would swim in. When we brought her home, her outer coat was damage and she was extremely soft. By her swimming, she lost her protection of the outer coat. Really, in general they shouldn't get soaked, but occasional wet weather is alright.
    Answered by Anonymous - 1/7/2013 12:00:12 PM