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What happens if you shave a double coated dog?
In the summer your double-coated dog will shed the undercoat, leaving the guard hairs to protect and insulate your pooch. If you shave your dog, you are taking away that top layer of protection. You might also notice that shaving a dog can change the texture of its coat.
Can shaving a dog change the texture of its coat?
You might also notice that shaving a dog can change the texture of its coat. Some have described it as being like Velcro and you will find that things like grass, burrs (or stickers) and other things will stick to your dog鈥檚 coat. Dogs with double coats also tend to have more sensitive skin, so they are more prone to getting sunburned.
Why does my dog have a double coat?
The top coat, known as guard hairs, prevent water from getting to the undercoat. While most dogs shed year-round, many double-coated dogs will 鈥渂low鈥?their coats 鈥?switching from a winter to a summer coat, a seasonal process that, while important for new growth, can result in a real mess around the house.
Can a double coated dog get sunburned?
Dogs with double coats also tend to have more sensitive skin, so they are more prone to getting sunburned. Shaving can damage their skin resulting in razor burn, which not only can be painful, but may take a while to heal. Even on hot summer days Koda enjoys laying out in the sun.