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Discussion in 'Flat Coated Retriever' started by Elmindreda, Oct 30, 2019.

  1. Elmindreda

    Elmindreda New Member

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    Bad grooming experience

    I’ve always trimmed my flat coat mix myself, but wanted to have her professionally groomed to make sure I was doing it correctly. When I picked her up, they had shaved everything. Her feathering is gone and her hair is only about a half inch long now all over. Will her coat grow back normally? I’m worried it’s ruined and the feathering won’t grow back like it should. I was hoping someone has had a previous experience and can help ease my concerns.
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  3. CaroleC

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    If your dog has an operation, the vet shaves the area right down to the skin. The hair usually grows back and blends in with the rest of the coat, so I think it will recover. It may take rather longer for the feathering to regain its former length and fullness though.
    I am constantly amazed at what professional groomers consider a suitable trim for long coated breeds - usually a once over with a no. 4 clipper comb, which removes all the guard hairs. I would either do your own Flattie in future, or get a retriever exhibitor to do it for you.

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