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My newly acquired dog, Trout, is a piece of work.
I described him as "creme colored" on my apartment lease, only to find out from his old owner that he is actually white. My reaction; REALLY??
Are there any really good shampoos that will get his coat healthy, white, and nice smelling after years of no care?

His coat, too, is SO thick. We think this guy is a little mini lab. We've never seen anything like it. It took me a good 15 minutes to actually get all of him wet, because I had to lift up all the hair.

Because of this, Im a little worried about him. Im worried that if he dosent start shedding a LOT, and fast, he's going to over heat this summer. Is it possible to get him a haircut? I have a pair of clippers that I was considering running over them... Im pretty handy with them :p
 

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If you can afford it, take him to the groomers for the first time ... then keep up with the maintenance on him!!!

good luck
 

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I second taking him to a local groomer; they have the tools to properly blast through, and loosen his coat. I would take him now, and in another couple of weeks; trust me, once he starts shedding, you'll start going insane, and you'll want to get him regroomed!

If you do decide to have him clipped down (again, I would recommend taking him to a groomer for this-they have powerful clippers to get through his double coat) you will have to make sure he doesn't stay outdoors too long, as he could actually overheat quicker, because his coat, as thick as it is, can protect him from the heat! It can be easier to maintain, and be less hair to have to vaccuum if you do clip him, but you will have to be more careful about his time out in the sun. ;)
 
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