Puppy Forum and Dog Forums banner

1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
20 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hey guys,

So I have a 4 month old puppy that is half Corgie, half German Shepherd. I live in San Antonio, TX, so it is pretty hot down here and my puppy seemed like he was always hot -- drinks lots of water, pants frequently (even indoors after playing a little), and always prefers to lay on the cooler leather couch or tile over the carpet or his doggy bed.

The other day, I gave him a haircut... and yesterday I told my friend, who told me that I should never have to give my dog a haircut because the hair would fall out when it gets older or when it gets too long... or something like that... is this true? Do I never have to cut my dog's hair!??!?!? I didn't know any breeds were like that... and that just sounds weird to me...

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks guys...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,525 Posts
There are plenty of breeds that don't need hair cuts. Two of them are Corgis and German Shepherds. You should brush your dog, not cut his hair. :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,399 Posts
Normally, corgis and german shepherds don't have super long hair - and they both have undercoats and guard hairs that protect them from not only the cold, but the heat and sun.

As long as you brush the coat to keep it in order, it keeps working to protect them.

Here's a normal corgi:


And a normal german shepherd:


So, full-grown, your dog will probably have a coat similar to one or the other.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
149 Posts
Corgies are considered a plush coat breed. GSD's come in short, plush and long coat, so googling coats wont do you any bit of good..

You can give your dog a haircut, his hair will grow back unless the follicles get burned or there's an underlying medical problem..

but dogs panting and laying on cool surfaces is what cools them down. They loose heat through panting, their pads and their bellies. Just keep lots of water on hand...

Also keep your dog clean and well brushed. If there's a lot of loose undercoat it will help your dog overheat.
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top