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Use some sense people. I shave mine every year. But it is not a "shave" it's a about 3/4 of and inch or so enough where their skin is protected not a poodle shave. There's few with an agenda here. They think you shouldn't shave your dog and they are out to prove it and see to it that you don't do it also. Your goldens comfort and stress are secondary.
Like part about groomers being on the margin of the health care industry. Like saying my barber is almost a dermatologist.

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My old Scout carried a TON of coat, and this only got worse after he was neutered. We used to shave his belly and then cut him like a puppy, so he looked like a giant puppy. He looked cute, it grew out nicely and it was a lot easier to deal with. I would never shave him though.
If I were keeping Luke, my foster, I would seriously consider doing something like this. His coat is SO heavy and thick. I brush/comb him every other day but it doesn't help much. He is a bear!
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About puppy length or a little longer is how I have mine cut. Grows back 1/4 per month. Back to full coat by the first frost.

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I get the hair cut on my golden to almost 1/2". I have been doing so for many years. Before duck season, I get her a sport cut. This has worked for many years and we have never had a skin issue.
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This is Chuppy a year ago, and I am currently maintaining it at this length. I think this is fine, since it's not fully shaving him down. He DID have a summer cut, and man, it wasn't right for my tastes! When he was 2 years old, he had extremely silky fur...then he got the summer cut (i had no idea it was a shave!) and now it's quite thick...anywhoo, I like it at this length now, since his fur is quite thick:

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Fur-bear is dogs with a double coat I believe. In other words not poodles, maltese, etc which have "hair" or single coat and are other shaved or trimmed. Not sure if this is correct, but is my guess.
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Definitely not.At lest here in my country noone does that.And it's 30 degrees C. right now(86 F).The only time a golden's fur is shortened,is when the chest and the tail get trimmed for a show.There's a specific show cut and that's that.I do not know if we do right,or not.There are so many goldens here in the last few years and i haven't even seen one that's shaven.Maybe they do feel cooler with a shorter hair,but it's just not done here.I could understand a relatively short cut for a golden,but shaved to the scin..i don't think so.
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Did his hair grow back the same as it was before the cut? My sister is a groomer and decided to give my golden a so-called "puppy cut" and didn't go too short, but now it seems to be growing in differently. It's been 3 months since the cut, so maybe I just need to be patient. I'm so mad at her because my dog's hair was beautiful. She is 1.5 years old, so hopefully her hair will get back to looking good again.
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My question above is in response to the message about Scout.
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