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Why it’s important to get your shedding breed groomed

Shedding breeds have a different coat type than haircut breeds. Their furry coats are there to protect them from the elements as well as regulate body temperature. In the summer their coats cool them down and in the winter keep them warm. Think like insulation in a house. Their coat also protects them from the sun. Regular bath, blow dry, and deshedding removed dead unwanted hair and allows dogs to regulate their body temps. We remove the dead coat and leave them with the healthy good coat. The hair growth cycle is composed of three different stages: Anagen (growth) phase, Catagen (involution) phase, and Telogen (resting) phase. There is also a shedding phase, Exogen, which is a sub-phase of Telogen, during which the hair falls out. The diagram below explains the cycle and the second diagram explains why we do not shave double coated breeds.

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Shaving shedding breeds causes Alopecia

Shaving shedding breeds causes Alopecia