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    Charlie, Tess's friend who lives a few doors down from us has been totally shaved ! An uncle of the family claimed to be a dog groomer, but has mutilated this dog beyond belief. He has shaved even the scraggy hair underneath his legs !. The owners ar distraught. Poor Charlie is shivering all the time and seems to has sprained his back right leg. I am guessing where he put up a fight..I am totally appauled at this. Mum to Charlie keeps crying all the time. Charlie is not allowed out during the day, as the owners are so ashamed...awful...just awful..I will try and get a pic for you today. This lovely Black & Tan Cavalier looks like one of those Mexican fashion dogs !

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    Aww poor Charlie. It is Summer over there and he will grow his coat back! But still it's not nice for Charlie or his owners. I used to clip my last dog because I used to worry about the heat. I decided I wasn't going to do these two and keep their coats. As I was told it is a natural air-condition believe it or not.
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    It won't make them feel any better but this is a very common occurence with (so called!!) *professionals* as well. Go thru the archives and there are so many posts from people who have had this happen at groomers! It is extraordinary how few groomers know how to groom a cavalier -- most -- and I do mean MOST -- shave them so they look like fat jack russells without ever discussing this with owners that rightly end up very distraught and furious.

    I can understand how a groomer in a country that has few cavaliers, like the US, *might* not know how to do a cavalier (which is supposed to be no trimming whatsoever except undersides of feet and anything else should be carefully cleared with the owner in advance!!!), but I cannot see how anyone running a salon an calling themselves a professional groomer in the UK or Ireland could possibly be this stupid and uneducated about the single most popular toy breed in those countries where there are thousands and thousands of cavaliers.

    Fortunately the coat will gradually grow back in.

    If an actual salon did this I would be threatening small claims court and would at least want a full refund and would give them a piece of my mind about their total lack of professionalism.

    On the sore leg -- I think they should check this with a vet -- it is probably unlikely to have happened during grooming. If this is a young dog it could be luxating patella but there are also many other things that should be looked into if it doesn't immediately go away.

    PS If he's is shivering I'd put Charlie into a dog t-shirt and/or doggie sweaters til he has some hair again!
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    Ohhh poor Charlie

    I can't still believe it was a family member who have shaved him. Or it maybe an ex. family member now ?

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    As he got older, come summer I used to get my old dog Toby (the barking dog my avatar) a close cut and it worked wonders brightening him up, it brought a spring into his step, you could really see the difference and I had no reservations about his comfort verses his appearance.
    I could see where in bright sunshine longer hair may protect but in the UK how often do we get that.
    May I add Toby was neutered and had a very thick woolly coat, Ben who I have now is intact and has a thinner silky coat, I decided last year to only trim his feathering but still have to make the decision this year.
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    Any ideas how long the coat will take to grow back?

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    Oh poor wee thing.

    A word of warning after Murphy was shaved by a so called "professional", his coat changed forever. It's now very fluffy and wavy, it knots with the wind blowing through it, or at least that's what it feels like, it tangles so easily now.

    I can't remember how long it took to grow back I'm afraid, he had no tail or leg feathers god love him, luckily it was summer at the time

    We now get him groomed very regularly, because if his coat gets too long he needs the tangles brushed out after every walk, which he hates. He's actually in at the groomers now with his sis, they are getting a haircut in time for their holidays next month
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    The owners of Charlie have agreed for me to take some pics in an hour or so.

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    Hi Robbie

    Its horrible when this happens and unfortunately a lot of us have suffered .Agree what Karlin said keep him warm and be careful next time ,it took me ages to find my groomers and she is not cheap but she is good .Charlie should be back to normal in 3/4 months and at least its happened now and not in Dec when we had minus 10 .
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    Quote Originally Posted by robbieswan View Post
    Charlie, Tess's friend who lives a few doors down from us has been totally shaved ! An uncle of the family claimed to be a dog groomer, but has mutilated this dog beyond belief. He has shaved even the scraggy hair underneath his legs !. The owners ar distraught. Poor Charlie is shivering all the time and seems to has sprained his back right leg. I am guessing where he put up a fight..I am totally appauled at this. Mum to Charlie keeps crying all the time. Charlie is not allowed out during the day, as the owners are so ashamed...awful...just awful..I will try and get a pic for you today. This lovely Black & Tan Cavalier looks like one of those Mexican fashion dogs !
    Oh no! Luka and Altas get haircuts, but they aren't "shaved". The hair will grow back! I cut their hair myself though because I don't trust other people.

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