Exactly Kafkabeetle. She is a pet. She is cute, and she isnt going to die because her coat was trimmed. She isnt living in the desert as a wild dog, nor in the arctic as a wild dog. She is a pet in a home and whatever the owner likes for her haircut is all that matters. Will her coat ever be "right" again? Probably not, but who cares since the owner likes her like this, it doesnt matter. I shave and cut down doublecoated breeds like this just about every day. I explain the effects on the coat, and if the owners still want to do it, I do it and make em look darn cute. We arent dealing with wild dogs trying to survive. They are pets in temperature controlled environments. And if it was correct about double coats keeping them cool, we would see dogs bred for desert living looking like huskies and newfies. I dont buy into all that. When a dog pants and is hot all the time, then is shaved and stops panting and acts more comfortable at home, it works. Regardless of all the supposed science. I think that science refers to a bald dog, not one cut down with a 7 or longer. Sorry for the rant. Just so sick of this debate. They are pets.Oh, this dog doesn't spend a whole lot of time outside in bad whether, so the "heat issue" is more the owner anthropomorphizing. This dog is owned by an elderly woman and is pretty much attached to her at the hip. I was afraid you'd say that about it still ruining the coat and making matts easier, though. I assume by "ruining a dog's coat" you just mean that if allowed to grow out again it wouldn't look the same as before she was shaved? It's too bad because it looks nicer than a normal pom coat IMO, but of course there are more important things than looks. Anyway, I was mostly just curious. Thanks for weighing in, guys.