Q: How long will it take my 9-month-old Bichon's shaved coat to grow back?
He was a lovely fluffy Bichon but some bad matts on his legs and tummy. The groomer did not advise me that she was going to shave him completely apart from his head and tail. I have been so upset all day, I just want to know how long is it going to take for him to grow some kind of a coat?
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Answer by Le Dizzehh
Hmmm. I have a big dog who was shaved completely, and all of his fur was completely restored in a few months. I'd say 2-4 months.
Answer by judy
the groomer shaved my bichon and did not tell me either. I was shocked. He had no fur at all. NO, he was not matted. His fur was longer than usual because the groomer did not cut him enough last visit and then he was gone and we could not get in. I brush him every day so he did not have matts. I will not return to this guy who is on the other side of the fence anyway. four tries and your out.
My puppy is 8 months and this is my third bichon and never had this happen before. so hoping it grows back soon.
Answer by Jacquelyn Turner
We took our Bichon Frise to a boarding kennel for the holidays. I paid for him to be groomed by the time we return. I am so upset about my Bichon Frise haircut. I asked that he not be shaved. I kept him brushed and comb daily to prevent knots in the coat. He is one year old and he looks horrible, I paid $60.00. I think whoever cut him took a big plug out of him by mistake and tried to correct it by cutting all of his hair off, He did not smell good at all.
It's getting cold now and I must put a coat or sweater on him before taking him out. He was so fluffy and white. I'm trying my best to get over how my dog looks. I will never take him back there again. This was the Interlude spa and Kennel.
Answer by bananacoladasmakeyou
Like humans get bad haircuts, so do dogs. It shouldn't take long to grow back after all you should get your dog groomed every 2-3 months, so obviously it grows enough in between the cuts to be needed a new cut again.
FYI it wasn't the groomers fault your dog got shaved, it was your fault for not brushing your Bichon daily to prevent mattes. In order for the groomer to feel the need to shave your dog the mattes must have been very bad.
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If you remember to brush your Bichon every day or another day then you should never run into a bad haircut problem like this again. Maybe take a picture of the bad shave job and hang it on your fridge to remind you to brush that puppy every day to avoid this ugly picture from becoming reality again. Good Luck and hope it grows back fast.
Answer by Erin ♥
A dog's fur grows really quickly. The groomer shaved my Bichon completely and within a week fur was already growing back. It might take about 2-3 months for your puppy's fluffy coat to grow back.
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Comments ( 20 )
I took my shichon to the groomers..she’s 4 months old. They shaved all of her hair completely off…Do anyone knows how long her hair will take to grow back. I’m so scared !
The hair usually grows 0.6 – 0.8 inches per month. In a couple of months she will be fine.
Connie Davis says
Our Bishon is 13yrs old. We keep his ears short and body trimmed pretty short and they trim between each of his toes as he is highly allergic to EVERYTHING. We get him trimmed every 4 weeks and I brush him every 2 days as he doesnt need it, There are several cuts for Bishon’s – so it depends on what cut, how much you need to maintain between trimming. Bubba is especially stressed by going to the groomer so this works out best for him by keeping it short – he doesnt have to go that often and it doesnt take long. He just goes out to use the bathroom & that’s all.
S. Nicholson says
I met my Bichon frise when he was 12 years old. He had been terribly abused and neglected his entire life. He was a complete mess physically and emotionally. He was bald and not just because the Humaine Society had to shave him. He was not growing hair over most of his body. Due to great dog food his entire body is now covered with so much hair I have difficulty keeping up with his grooming. Every few days there is some body part that needs to be trimmed. He is beautiful! People yell from their cars or stop us on the street making comments about his magnificent appearance…. at least 15 times a day! I credit good quality dog food, healthy snacks and almost no people food. I welcome the attention he receives because of the awful life that he had to endure for so long. Tonight, now 17, I look at him and feel overwhelmed by the amount of hair he has grown over Christmas since we have been away on holiday.
Great to hear that!
Connie Davis says
That is so wonderful that he is able to have a great life after such a bad one! They deserve it so much!!! <3
Yes, they are!
Doris A Burns says
We have a 13 year old female who has lost most of her hair. What dog food did you feed your dog for the hair to grow back?
S Nicholson says
Royal Canin, Low Fat, gastrointestinal. Prescription diet
Gala Apple, carrot sticks
Cooked sweet potato, green beans, and broccoli.