shaving a golden....need info please - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 5 Old 05-09-2005, 09:55 PM - Thread Starter
 
boricuaqueen327's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Arizona
Posts: 2,553
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Is it safe to shave a Golden Retriever during summer? My father wants to shave his golden down becuase he thinks it will keep her cooler and that her fur will grow in nicer. I have heard that some breedsare actually cooler without being shaved but could not find info specifically about goldens. Does anyone know anything about this? Thanks!

momma to 8 yr old ddjoy.gif.  Furmom to our menagerie:   2dog2.gif , 1cat.gif, 2 goldfish.gif,  2 hamster.jpg,  and 1 silly rabbit. 

boricuaqueen327 is offline  
#2 of 5 Old 05-09-2005, 09:57 PM
 
willowsmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: 76244
Posts: 2,413
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I don't know much about it either...but shaving our Akita mix didn't do anything for making him cooler. And some of his fur never grew back. So....that's all I have. :LOL Sorry

Jenn - Mom, Photographer, Barista 

willowsmom is offline  
#3 of 5 Old 05-09-2005, 10:01 PM
 
ombra*luna's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 2,257
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I would say Don't Do It! I followed a groomer's advice and shaved our dog and she was so upset and as the pp said, a lot of it never grew back. They are not meant to be shaved.
ombra*luna is offline  
#4 of 5 Old 05-09-2005, 11:08 PM
 
shannon0218's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 11,942
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
No, double coated dogs should never be shaved (except when medically needed--like my poor german shepherd)
The Golden's double coat acts to keep her cool, when she's shaved the coat is undercoat which is NOT designed to protect against the sun.
The only areas that can be 'safely' shaved are the areas that are undercoat, so back feathering can be taken down, belly hair can be taken down. I used to do a cut on a golden who got hotspots every summer if we didn't do it and what we did was shave the belly, trim all feathering to roughly 1/2 - 1" in length and trim under the ears short and keep chest hair short. The owner noticed she seemed cooler and didn't get hotspots as her coat was always kept nice and thin.
The best thing your dad can do is either take her in to a groomer nad get her undercoat stripped out, or purchase an undercoat rake and just keep brushing.
shannon0218 is offline  
#5 of 5 Old 05-10-2005, 12:00 AM - Thread Starter
 
boricuaqueen327's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Arizona
Posts: 2,553
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thanks!!!!

momma to 8 yr old ddjoy.gif.  Furmom to our menagerie:   2dog2.gif , 1cat.gif, 2 goldfish.gif,  2 hamster.jpg,  and 1 silly rabbit. 

boricuaqueen327 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off