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serena2005

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reading that post about clipping collies, does anyone actually have a pic of their collies that has been clipped. have been thinking about clipping mind but worried her hair will grow back weird, and that she will look stupid!
 

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No piccies but bear in mind that Tia's collie is a) elderly & b) in very hot conditions - you may actually ruin the coat of a younger dog by clipping it, as they can end up with a really soft, fluffy coat if you clip 'em!

Best solution is to..........get a 'proper collie' next time, i.e. a smooth or medium coated trials bred ISDS registered one, like mine! Mind you, Tia's are 'proper collies' too, I think! lol
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I used to live in L.A and it is hot hot hot there. Lots of long haired dogs are clipped and look fine. They get quite arty with it a friend of mine had a pomeranian who she clipped to look like a lion!!! She(well the dog groomer lady (I was in LA after all!!!)) took off all his body hair but left him with a bushy neck and head and a pom pom on the tip of his tail!!! I saw lots of German shepards clipped too. Another friend clipped her golden retriver so it looked like an armadillo, she just clipped off lines around his body. Ok so now writing this reminds me why I moved back home to England, LA madness!!! But still think clipping long coated dogs is a good idea!!
 

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Speaking as a dog groomer, yes any dog can be clipped short, and during a very hot summer it is actually better for elderly, obese & dogs suffering from heart problems. Coat regrowth can be strange, in a Collie that started off with a nice silky shiney coat, usually one clipping will have no major affect but if coat was think and fluffy before it will grow back like that if not thicker. Also neutered coats tend to be woolier.

When the coat is shaved the remaining very short hair can be a bit paler, greyer. Make sure the groomer blends in head, legs & tail I HATE seeing shaved bodies and big fluffy legs, tails and heads with stop lines behind ears.

http://static.flickr.com/12/18438513_3963531cc0_m.jpg is one I google, not maybe the best example!!

I have a few dogs kept short like this, some because regrowth is awful and others as it is handy.

As for looking stupid, if the groomer does it right, she will look lovely..
 

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sorry if the pics are too big!
this is how she looks now, she hasnt got a soft coat, and when shes bathed and brushed shes like a big fluff ball! her hair is quite curly as well

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so to clip or not to clip!
 

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Your dog's hair looks absolutely nothing like my collie's. My collie has shiny, straight guard hairs and the usual fluff as an undercoat, but no curls. I know I have a pic of my dog clipped but need to go rummaging......by the way, she looked nothing like the piccy in the link shown above LOL!!

JAK is right though, Poppy (my dog) lives in a country with very very hot weather and what is suggested over here is to just clip the ruff, chest and tummy off the dogs; that was all I did this year. Last summer I clipped her whole body but not as short as one pictured above. Her coat grew back in perfectly and the same as it had always been.

Right off to find some piccies.
 

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This was Poppy clipped last summer - she is the old one on the left of the picture. You will notice how brown she went - normally she is absolutely jet black.

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This is what she usually looks like;

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Sorry about the rubbish pictures! Poppy was not really the subject matter when I took these piccies, LOL!!
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Why are you having her clipped? I think since the weather is not as warm I would just take her to groomer and get her groomed, they will remove a lot of undercoat, trim up her legs, bottom & tail. She has a nice coat, I don't think she would regrow too wooly but ther is no guarantee..
 

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Why are you getting her clipped? I could understand at the start of summer, I have a tri-coloured Border Collie who struggles with the heat in summer since his coat is mostly black. But can't see any advantage as to having her clipped now?
 

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i was thinking about doing it for the summer but was too sure.

now winter i dont want to totally clip her just tidy her up, every time i go to brush her shes usually got poo in her hair!
 

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Haha yeah, and sheep poo at that? Or at least it is with mine, the scruffbag. He just gets banashed to the kitchen and utility room until he's completely dry and clean after a bucket of water over him. A friend and I walked him up to the top of the moors last summer, when we were walking back he rolled in fresh cow pat, I had to walk past half of the town coming back from school with a green dog!
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