Should Poodles Be Shaved?

Dogs should not be shaved because while it doesn’t greatly affect short-haired breeds like Labs and Bull Dogs, long-haired breeds such as poodles need regular grooming to avoid excessive shedding and debriding of the skin. Hair also serves as protection against the extreme cold!
Shaving can irritate sensitive skin and cause hair follicle infections or other skin conditions. However, shaving coats the hair shafts with oily sebum to make them more water-resistant and easier to brush and maintain. Yet shampooing every day is not mandatory for a healthy dog’s coat maintenance…

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