I agree with Deb.
If Shaggy has spent much time outside he's probably got mats close to the skin, too. He should have enough hair grown back before winter hits so he won't be uncomfortable on his potty walks.
|Oh he's mat free.. we had a full grooming done the day we got him including a brush, and I check and brush him every day. I just want to get rid of the sun-stained hair, but didn't want to shave him all the way Oh well.. I'll get over it! Thanks!|
|Hi jen, if it is sun burnished hair on his greys and he is matt free, then really the only way to get rid of it is either a shave down or if you part that area and can see grey coat at skin end then you can just scissor/trim/tip the burnished hair off the ends if you don't want a total shave down. Provided there is no matting/felting at skin level of the coat.
There is no miracle shampoo or conditioner that can help that situation when sun burnishes the ends of their coats, it just has to grow out
|If it's just the ends, and the hair isn't that long, I'd just go along and tip it all until most of it was off.|
|hmm.. I'm thinking for the sake of even growth and so on.. I'll probably just go ahead and shave him! THanks for all the tips!|
|You may even find you like the shorthaired version of your dog! Im always reluctant to shave, but after we do, I wind up loving it...they look just like little lambs!|
|That would be a stretch. That's the very reason I've always wanted "The Shaggy Dog". He's cute with short hair, but I want him fluffy. Hopefully if I shave him next week, by late fall he'll be back to the length he is now and in a semi-full coat by winter. We'll see.|
|I REALLY didn't want Georges coat clipped but I LOVE his new look!!
I loved him in full coat but this is the easy version and he is happier too!
He hates being groomed so now he doesn't have to put up with it for so long, and when he gets wet it only takes a few minutes for him to dry!!
It's so much better!!
AND HE CAN SEE NOW
|Don't worry... if you do shave, the hair grows back quickly.
Average growth of hair for a Sheepie is an inch a month.
Shaggy will be Shaggy again in no time at all.
If you are taking him to a groomer ask if they can do a puppy cut instead of a full shave down. If you opt for the shave tell the groomer to use a #5. Any shorter is basically naked (almost bald). A #5 will leave a little fuzziness.
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