A trim is much much different then a shave. I trim Blazes stomache hair in summer, just so its cooler to lay on cool ground. I trim down his butt hair as it drives me nuts, I call it troll hair, as you can literally bend and twist it and it stays in position, so it always looks scruffy lol. trimming can be done on any breed. just not shavingBoy we sure are learning something about their coats, huh? So just trim their hair, huh? I have never shaved a dog but I think my dad use to shave our Scottish terrier in the summer.
Oh concerning hair, if you look at the picture of Snuggles with all the fur around her neck, I did cut that a couple weeks ago. Since she is a mixed breed, I guess there is no certain way that she needs to look.