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    Ok. This is an odd one that I am curious about. Let me set this up a bit. Yesterday I took Harlea to the puppy spa for her monthly pampering and when we walked in I saw another beautiful bully being papered which is not out of the norm for us to see. However, the groomer was shaving this bully like you would a dog with long fur. Now I know you shave areas that have skin infections/irritations or surgical areas, but there was nothing wrong with this beautiful girl he was working with as the owners had just requested it done and she really looked fabulous when he was done with her. So has anyone else seen this or had their bully shaved when they didn't have a medical reason? Is there any reason to even consider doing this?
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    Odd, yes, but I've seen it done. Used to work at a dog day are/training/grooming facility and there was a couple that shaved their bully and golden retriever each summer for each time. Another person shaved their lab because it was less shedding
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    Their hair is so small as it is, I don't really see why anyone would do it. Harlea's got it good being pampered once a month at a spa like that. Lucky girl!!

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    I know you are referring to a complete shaving of the dog but here is someone grooming a bulldog for show. I was interested in how stoic and well behaved this bulldog was during grooming. He must have had this done many times. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2HFSl9cg4o

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    What next painted toe nails ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural mystic View Post
    I know you are referring to a complete shaving of the dog but here is someone grooming a bulldog for show. I was interested in how stoic and well behaved this bulldog was during grooming. He must have had this done many times. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2HFSl9cg4o
    That Bulldog had a look on his face.... 'just get it over with', please
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    I've never seen a bulldog get shaved, but I know my vet would freak out -- some friends had their Jack Russell shave one summer and (we go to the same vet) - he went beserk. The Vet said that it can be very dangerous because of sun burn and in the winter...cold.

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    This is just a guess-but I'll be they have him shaved so it curtails his shedding-less hair around the house.For their benefit-not his.
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    Yep. They are thinking about themselves. They don't want to have to brush him for a few months, basically.

    And I would be extremely concerned about sunburn. Especially with how much they love to sunbathe.

    Then again its winter, so that's probably their thinking...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DudleysMom View Post
    I've never seen a bulldog get shaved, but I know my vet would freak out -- some friends had their Jack Russell shave one summer and (we go to the same vet) - he went beserk. The Vet said that it can be very dangerous because of sun burn and in the winter...cold.
    I agree… I can't imagine why this would be a benefit to any bulldog except the owner!!!

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    Chum gets a little manscaping every once in a while cause the ladies seem to like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chumley View Post
    Chum gets a little manscaping every once in a while cause the ladies seem to like it.

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