This is why I refuse to shave double coated breeds unless medically necessary. The scissor work looks amazing, yes. This actually promotes pelting or matting. The lighter fluffy hairs, “undercoat” grow a lot faster than the thicker darker “guard hairs”. The fluff is curly when it grows, it tangles and wraps it self up into a thick blanket if not brushed. This blocks and can kill off the guard hairs first, then the undercoat. Less coat exposes them to harmful UV rays that can darken and toughen up the skin.
I can always tell if a double coated dog has been shaved before because their coats are always trying to recover in the grow out(second picture) as opposed to a coat that’s been properly cared for like the last picture. The coat just doesn’t look as nice and they always look uneven. Notice the head, the part that’s not cut stays the same... even as the dog is balding everywhere else.
This are not my pictures 🤪 #dontshavedoublecoats#goldernretrievers#huskys#pomeranian#akita#shibainu#corgis#labradorretriever#germanshepherd#austrailianshepherd