Jack is shedding his Winter coat, and there's little tiny tuffs everywhere! There's enough to make another dog..

I was wondering where I should take him to get clipped. Or if I should shave him?

What do you guys think?

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Comment by Mister Jack on March 19, 2009 at 5:58pm
We have a Furminator, but for some reasong it doesn't work right, plus Jack gets mean when ever he has it done. We took him and his sister to get groomed today, hopefully that will help. Thanks for the advice everyone!
Comment by Lauren + Winston on March 19, 2009 at 12:14am
FURMINATOR WILL FURMINATEEEE get a furminator though seriously.. dont shave/clip because the dog hair will never grow back right again.
Comment by Wendt Worth Corgi's on March 18, 2009 at 7:31pm
I agree w/Sam. You will cause more problems and have your dog at risk just because of a few hairs. Okay..more then a few but that's what you get w/a Corgi. It just takes dedication and time to control it. Maybe spend a few dollars and have a groomer take care of whats there but after that...just brush him regularly to keep it under control.
Comment by Ein Danger on March 18, 2009 at 12:45am
ein's shedding pretty bad as well! we're taking him to get groomed tomorrow (the hair between his pads is pretty long and he needs his nails clipped). i hope this well help him out a little bit and get some of that loose hair off.
Comment by Alex on March 18, 2009 at 12:23am
I know almost everyone here says not to shave, but I shave mine just because she seems to enjoy the shade & cold tile more. I try not to take her out in the sun too much, but walk her early in the morning & later at night. But if shedding is the problem, if you shave your dog, you won't have less hair shedding, just will have short ones on the floor. I suggest the furminator or simply more brushing... you just can't get away from brushing when you have Corgis.
Comment by John Wolff on March 17, 2009 at 4:52pm
I've never tried a furminator, except briefly in a pet store. We just use a regular dog comb, and not even all that often -- once every week or two? Mainly 'cause I love the way they feel when they've been combed.
I figure their coat's there for a reason, and I wonder if the furminator might pull out too much of it?
Sure, we get hair all over the house, but... hey... we're dog people.

In Seattle, heat is an issue only about 2.5 months out of the year, and only where there's no shade.
Comment by Geri & Sidney on March 17, 2009 at 4:29pm
Definitely DON'T shave him!
Comment by Carmen on March 17, 2009 at 4:29pm
Since Jack has a normal coat, he should simply be brushed.... A LOT! Furminators work really well to get the under coat out. Prepare to be amazed by the fur it will bring out. Like Sam said, regular coated corgis have double coats.
Comment by Susan Stanton on March 17, 2009 at 3:59pm
Agree with Sam. also, get a furminator, and brush out the tufts a few times/week until the worst is over, then once/week (or as often as seems necessary). It does a GREAT job at getting those tumbleweeds out. (See the sale info on the main page, and if you do a search for furminator, you'll find a number of threads on it.) Bertie Wooster has a pink spot with limited hair just above his nose, and I have to put sunblock on that all summer, it gets burned. His fur really protects him from sun as well as cold!
Comment by Sam Tsang on March 17, 2009 at 3:43pm
Neither :) Corgis have a double coat, great for insulation - think middle east and how the people wear long sleeves to prevent sunburn. That's what you'll need to do if you shave Jack, sunblock and clothes. I live in FL, what I do is keep them in the shade and hydrate, always have a tiled area beneath the air vent, most likely Jack already found a good spot :)

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