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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-01-2008, 02:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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What is the best way to trim or groom My dog?

My Best friend is a 5 year young Chow-Husky and summer has made him a hair factory. No matter how much I brush him he still sheds all the time. I want to give him a hair cut but was told his hair may not grow back properly. How so? Is this a big problem? I just want him to be cooler in the summer.
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He's a cutie. I've never had a long haired dog before. What type of brush are you using? I know that different ones are supposed to have different efficiencies with getting loose hair out of the coat. I'm sure someone with a bit more experience will be around shortly, welcome to pawtalk!

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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-01-2008, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks. I use two brushes one is like a large metal loop and the other has very small pin type bristles that get deep but he still pulls at his hair and finds more hair that bothers him
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My uncle uses a doggie shaver on his doggies, I think it works well but your dog would have to sit realy still!

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Sometimes when dogs get groomed their hair won't grow back properly. Being that his hair is so thick, you're going to have to get a really good trimmer (Andis or Oster, starts at about $150) and you're going to need two or three blades to switch them out when the other gets too hot. The best thing you can probably do for him though is to take him to a grooming salon with a high velocity dryer and have them use conditioner and the dryer to get it out. That's what I had to do with my border collie/lab mix this year. Her hair was that bad too.

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I use an Oster hair trimmer on my parents cocker spaniel. It works really well, especially considering that they let her hair get really long between times when I'm around to cut it. My brother uses it to cut his hair too, lol.

My sister has a husky and his hair grows back fine when they cut it. I've heard before though that sometimes animals hair doesn't grow back the same if you cut it, but I don't know if it's true or why that would be. Maybe ask a groomer or the vet for advice?


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Well you need to keep hari on some dogs (like shleties) to protect their skin.





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My sister has a husky and his hair grows back fine when they cut it. I've heard before though that sometimes animals hair doesn't grow back the same if you cut it, but I don't know if it's true or why that would be. Maybe ask a groomer or the vet for advice?
I've groomed dogs for three years. We don't really know why sometimes their hair doesn't grow back the same, but I've seen it several times. We also inform the pet parents before shaving their dog that this could happen.

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we get my aussie shaved every summer, and trust me his hair grows back fast and beautiful...we take him to a groomer so that it looks good...but typically dog hair grows back fine...but there are times when it can grow back a little more wirey or so...my cockers grew back with more curl lol guess her poodle heritage came out lol (shes a cocker-poo)

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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-06-2008, 10:36 PM
 
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Huskies and chows are both dogs that are not supposed to get a hair cut. (except for between the toes and such).. it also has to do with their undercoat.. it wont insulate them properly if it gets cut since its suposed to keep them cool in the summer and warm in the winter.. i suggest a really good rake...something along the lines of this http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=2754358 i use one for my 2 huskies and they work awesome!
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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-08-2008, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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thank you all. I am going to brush him till my hand falls off and then take him in for a bath. Back to the mountains too where its cooler too
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My pups love frozen bananas, ice cubes, frozen broth cubes, watermelon, and other cold goodies. My youngest pup, Rusty goes crazy over ice cubes. Sometimes I put them in a bowl of water for them to play with. Maybe you could get one of those kids' pools and dump some water and ice in it for your dog to play with. That would help him cool off.

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he is very timid around water, but we are working on it
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