Most Sheltie owners don’t trim their dogs’ coats, but some prefer to do so. Some owners choose to completely shave the dog’s coat. However, there is a fine line between shortening and completely shaving off the dog’s coat. It is good for your dog’s health to trim the hair around the sanitary areas. Here are some tips to groom your dog.
– Sheltie short hair is acceptable. Shelties have thick double-layered, thicker hair than other breeds of dogs with short hair. Their outer coats are thick while their muzzle hair is thin and short. “Working” hair is the Sheltie’s shorter coat. This coat is ideal for everyday wear, but not for showing. For colder climates, longer coats are more appropriate.
Shelties can be groomed to increase their length. Some owners prefer a feathering cut. It’s perfectly acceptable for shelties to have a feathering cut. However, you should avoid full shearing as it can mess with the body heat. If you want to shave your Sheltie, it’s best to have it groomed professionally. A professional cat comb with rounded tips can be used.
Shelties shed a lot. Shelties have a double-coated coat, which is an outer and an undercoat. Longer coats are easier to keep clean and prevent mats. However, they tend to shed more frequently than other breeds. They shed twice a calendar year, in spring and autumn. Males shed more frequently than females, but they shed less often than their male counterparts. Even though they are a lot more susceptible to mats, shelties still shed a lot.
– Shelties need a lot of exercise. Shelties have a thick outer coat and a long undercoat. They need plenty of exercise. Your dog should be taken for walks every day and kept active outdoors during the coolest hours of the day. If your dog is left alone for a long time, it should be supervised. If you are interested in a Sheltie, be sure to check their health history.
Some people prefer to shave her Shelties. It is not always safe to shave your Shelties. In addition to causing your dog health problems, shaved Shelties may not be a good idea. They will shed even though they look cute with a shaved heads. If you’re planning to breed a Sheltie, make sure you get one with the correct coat type.
Double-coated shelties have two layers of fur. The thick, soft, undercoat is layered on top of the long, coarse guard hairs. This double coat makes it water-repellent, and provides relief from high and low temperatures. Shelties come in three distinct colors according to the English Kennel Club. Blue merle is the genetically black dog. It may have blue eyes. All other colors must have brown eyes.