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    Default So most of you will think Im crazy....

    But after months and months of dealing with the horrific shedding......several food cahnges to make sure it wasnt his food, lots of shampoos, fish oil, many vet visits and sweeping and vaccuming a hundred times a day, I could not take it anymore. I was at my wits end and even though I could never imagine my life without this mean guy......I have done the unthinkable...i had Chaos shaved. Not to the skin but to about half the length of his hair. He looks the same practically, but its unbeleiveable how much it has helped. I felt teally bad at first, but now I think he feels better and I am so much happier. Not sure if I will do it again, because I feel like a bad mommy, but my allergies were uncontrollable and I was miserable all the time...sick. We could go to work and kennel him for 6 hours and when we got home, his kennel had a thick layer of hair and the floor around him had wads.....yet he never looked as if he lost any hair at all....am I wrong for doing that and possibly thinking of keeping him this way?
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    I'm sure Chaos is just fine and we have to do what is best for the family as a whole. The shedding can be unbelievable and very difficult to keep up with. I hope this helps everyone especailly you and Chaos..Good Luck. You are not wrong, you are a good mom :-)

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    Whatever works, just really watch him in the sun and use sunscreen! If you keep him shaved all year he should have a jacket to wear outside when it is cold. I have found that my brindles shed more than fawn and red.

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    How funny. I Saw a bully at Petsmart being shaved a long time ago and it drove me nuts trying to figure out why. Maybe this is the reason. Lol nothing wrong with it, if it works for you then good.

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    Default Re: So most of you will think Im crazy....

    There is nothing wrong with shaving a bully anymore than any other dog. You live in the south...it's hot and humid. you are happier with the results. It accomplished what you wanted it to. He probably feels better too. You said he didn't look bad. So stop beating yourself up over a conformity issue and just do what works to keep your family happy!

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    I don't think you are crazy. In fact I would love to see a pic!

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    Actually hes not shaved enough to even have to worry of him get sunburned. Ill post a pic soon....
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    Sorry if they r sideways not too good posting from phone. As u can see he still has hair just not as long and virtually shedless

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    He does look two colors because on his sides he was a lighter red than down his back so now its super light. Thats the only thing i really dislike about the haircut

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    I think he looks great! I am wondering if I should do the same thing with Gracie... Although her fur is not very long, Coopers is longer than hers. But she is losing hair and has all these bald spots on her. Almost looks like it is growing back a darker color but I am just wondering why she is losing it. My daughter said maybe she is getting a new coat but then again we both think it looks weird and vet said no infection, said maybe allergies. Doesn't bother her but it bothers me. I don't want anyone thinking she is sick or has something wrong with her. Did you take him to the groomer or do it yourself? How bad was he shedding? Cooper and gracie have been shedding a lot too, but we thought it was just seasonal. But it has been like this for over a month. We use the zoom groom brush thing and get so much hair off...

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    I think he looks great!

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