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Old July 9th, 2007, 04:37 PM
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Question welsh corgi grooming?

last year an old welsh corgie followed me and my lassa, romeo, home from the park, was very sick and almost starved to death. he's now a member of my large animal family (about a billion dollars later), but i live in the very hot and humid deep south, savannah, ga, and wonder should i shave him in the summer? i've looked up internet info on corgis but found nothing related...any suggestions? he doesn't get lots of exercise, as he's very arthritic. thanks to the new strollers out he comes with us to the park. but his hair is sooo thick. he's also other-dog aggressive, except with romeo for some reason. i'll take pointers on this, as well!
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Old July 9th, 2007, 08:36 PM
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I'm not sure if the same is true for Corgis, but we had a black chow mix rescue dog staying at our kennel not too long ago. When the summer started up we felt so bad for him being out in the horrible heat and humidity - he loved being out with the other dogs in daycare but would just get so hot! We asked one of our groomers if it would be better for him to be shaved. She said its actually better for them to have their coats, that their hair somehow keeps them cooler. I dont remember exactly how she explained it. I'm not even sure if thats right, but she usually knows what she's talking about.

I think as long as you dont keep him outside for long periods and make sure he always has water when he is out in the heat, he should be fine.
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Old July 10th, 2007, 03:41 PM
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thanks! he stays inside, having access to a dog door, but i just feel so sorry for him! his coat is sooo thick...thanks for the info.
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