georgew: Is it ok to have my red shiba inu get a lion cut?
For the hot summer I was thinking of taking my shiba inu (spitz) dog to a groomer to get his body shaved shorter and leave the head fur. Has anyone done this with their spitz type dog? Will the tips of the hair that are red come back after it grows out. I noticed that only the tips of his hair on the back are red. Under is silver white.
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Answer by Loki ❆ Wolfchild
Double-coated spitz breeds should NEVER be shaved. It doesn’t make them cooler; it destroys their coat, and what grows back comes in thicker, softer, and less capable of keeping the dog warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
It also opens the skin to sunburn. It is not a good idea.
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