Topics To Consider Before You Choose An Unorthodox Haircut For Your Dog

13 April 2020
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There are many different ways that dog owners approach having their pets' hair cut. Some people opt for a traditional approach, having the groomer simply trim the dog's hair all over its body. Others prefer that the groomer leaves the hair in certain areas long. For example, a dog might have shorter hair on its torso, but longer hair on its tail. There are other dog owners who favor unconventional haircuts for their dogs — perhaps with the goal of having their animal take part in a dog show. If you're thinking about asking your grooming professional to give your pet an unorthodox cut, here are some topics to consider first.

The Dog's Comfort

Certain haircuts can be more comfortable than others for your pet. As a dog owner, you always want your furry friend to be as comfortable as possible, so it's important to think about how a certain cut might affect the animal. For example, you might like the idea of leaving the pet's hair around its face longer to achieve a certain look. However, if it's the summer, and your dog is active, it may quickly get uncomfortable because the long hair in this area will make it hotter. Try to choose a haircut that will benefit the animal's comfort above giving it a look that you desire.

Effort Of Upkeep

You might be keen on having your dog groomer give the animal an unconventional haircut, but you also need to think about how much effort this cut will take to maintain. Just as humans can have their hair styled in a fancy manner at the hairdresser, but not have the time or effort to sport this hairdo daily, this is an issue for certain haircuts for dogs. If you'll need to wash and blow dry your dog's hair frequently to maintain the look that you want, this may not be the best cut for either of you.

Support Of Family Members

It's also advantageous to talk to your family members about a certain unorthodox haircut that you're considering for your dog. This is especially true if you share the task of walking the animal. For example, your spouse or teenagers may be embarrassed about walking the dog if it has an outlandish look — and this could either lead to daily arguments or you simply having to walk the dog more than your fair share. Upon evaluating all of these topics, you can choose a haircut that is suitable.

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