Discussion in 'Shetland Sheepdog' started by MarchHound, Oct 10, 2011.
Are they always kept long furred or do some people keep them clipped?
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Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo no clipping of shelties (or Roughs)
However, as a pet owner, I do take some of the feathering from her front legs when its very wet or snowy
As was said above, you never ever clip them.
never seen a clipped sheltie , seen some badly trimmed ones after they've been to the groomers
LOL>>.should have seen my Poppy then Rough..back in 07 I sent her to a groomer in Chatham, asked for her to be tidied up (she had a few knots)
They had taken off ALL of her furnishings, ALL of the hair on her ears, and ALL of the hair around her bottom...Not impressed!
Why not though? Surely all that fluff gets mucky in manky weather and then makes them hot in the summer?
If I had one, I'd want to clip it and keep it short.
Has NOONE ever done that??
Then get a short coated dog!!!
I have never seen a sheltie clipped. I hate seeing any coated breed clipped Spaniels, shihtzu etc.
I have setters who have lots of feathering and would never clip no matter how mucky they get - its part of the coat care routine.
Contrary to belief long coats are there to protect the dog in all weather hot or cold.
^^ Totally agree..if you dont want/agree/like the idea of a long coat..dont get one! Plenty of breeds with similar traits to a Sheltie that dont come with coat!
no never . why buy a long coated breed and then chop the coat off???
Having said that I am tempted by a Smoothie next time!
there's a sheared OES we meet on our walks, its looks awful
Theres a clipped beardie around here...why would you?
no idea. bum trimming yes ................for obvious reasons
A clipped beardie! What does it look like .....? Lol bless him!
Im not thinking of getting one. I was just wondering.
he looks like a very badly clipped Lhasa...or a sheep having a bad hair day. Lovely dog, complete nut job (Poppy and Kerrie both adore him) just wish she would leave his coat alone..(she keeps saying I should clip Rupe and Pops)
Does it look like a soft wheaten terrier then? I walk one of those and she looks like a sheep
Lol! (why dont they just have a soft wheaten then....?)
Ideally no, clipping them ruins their coat and you ahve to keep them clipped as it never grows out properly after that.
I know this from experience.
I adopted an ex breeding dog (sheltie) when he was 8 years old, and he had a glorious proper male sheltie coat. This was my first male dog (intact) and I didn't reallize how different the coat would be. Much thicker and fuller and hair much more coarse. It was a a time keeping him groomed.
Then we had him neutered.....and his coat became a wooly, impossible to handle mess. He was hot ALL the time. He started getting skin infections where his coat would hold moisture close to his skin. He was an elderly dog who wasn't going to be winning any beauty pagents, so we clipped him. He was much more comfortable, but he looked ridiculous.
What I learned from the situation was if I have a male sheltie again, I won't neuter him post maturity (or at all) Also they now have the furminator which would have been fantastic to have at that time. Also I now have a forced air dryer that works wonders.
Anyway, this is Phillip.