Cancer rates being 1 in 2 dogs, please do not shave your pup this summer. Their coat is their protection against heat, sunburn and much more. ☀️🔥🐩🐕 _______________________________________________________
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The “no shave” rule doesn’t just apply to furry northern breeds like #Samoyeds, #Huskies
or Malamutes, but to other #doublecoated
breeds as well. Herding breeds like Aussie #Shepherds,
are double-coated. So are Golden #Retrievers, #Newfoundlands, #Bernese
and many more. Double-coated breeds have two layers to protect against arctic #weather.
The long guard hairs form the outer layer and protect against snow or ice and even shed water. The soft undercoat lies close to the skin and keeps your #dog #warm
your dog should shed his soft undercoat, leaving just the guard hairs. The job of the guard hairs in warm weather is to #protect
your dog from #sunburn
and insulate him against the #heat.
Without the undercoat, air can circulate through the guard hairs, cooling the skin.
If you shave your double-coated dog, you’ll probably notice new hair starting to grow in pretty quickly. Unfortunately what happens is that the undercoat grows first … that soft fuzzy stuff that stays next to the skin and keeps your dog warm. The guard hairs are slower growing and you’ll soon start to see them mixed in with the fluffy undercoat.
The undercoat stops the air from getting to his skin and prevents the natural cooling process. The texture of the undercoat also absorbs the sun’s rays and contributes to #overheating.
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