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Dogs do not release heat through their skin, but through their feet and by panting. Clipping or shaving them does nothing to keep them cooler, and in fact risks them getting sunburn and heatstroke, as the double coat insulates and protects them against the elements. Additionally, shaving them exposes the undercoat, which is going to shed.