Thanks for the response on your grooming of Shippo. Randy has been a hyperactive dog in part due to accidental inbreeding. His Dad went in search of a bitch in season and it turned out to be a non-litter mate sister. Some genes that normally wouldn't have had a chance to get together produced a 5 pup litter. Randy is hyperactive and has a severe heat intolerance so I have to clip him in the summer or he burns up. He has never liked grooming but that along with the hyperactivity have improved with age as he is 4 now. But he is still not fond of being brushed. Because of back issues and a pinched nerve on the left side of my neck this past year I had to have him groomed at PetSmart but I did give him his last bath and maybe I can do another one before long. I will look into the Espree Aloe Hydrating Mist as it looks interesting and maybe search for another conditioner. I sorta brushed him this morning but he does not "put up" with it very well. Thanks again, Lois
Shippo is a very handsome fellow. I have a fluffy boy, Randy whose hair is not as long as Shippo but this year his hair seems unruly and hard to control. In the past, I have used an old Oster shampoo with some of my conditioner and shampoo thrown in and he has looked good but not so this year. I wonder if you would tell me what you use on Shippo's coat that tames it so nicely? I would like to have Randy looking prettier.
Hi Cheetah, Randy just became 18 months on the 25th. The breeder thought he would be just a red but he kept the black around the mouth and some on the back. Previously, he had those 2 sorta black rings from the white under the neck but those are less prominent. Currently, he has been clipped because of heat intolerance. If we had the same kind of summer as last year, I will be clipping frequently. I hate for him to grow up but it would be nice if he weren't so hyper! But he is my baby.