I just had Annie, black and tan, clipped short for summer. Hardly recognize her-the groomer couldn't believe what emerged when all the hair was off. Hated to do it, she was so beautiful with her coat-to me almost perfect. Did it because of age, she'll be 9 in Sept., the heat and humidity to come, the 1+MVD and because she is difficult to evaluate for heat stress. Older dogs don't do heat and humidity well around here, there have been some deaths.
The other 2 get paws,ears (around opening) and sanitary clips and they're good to go .
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