Australian Shepherd Haircut

My red tri got a haircut and I hate it! His body is now a light cream color, much different from his previous red color. Will it grow back the same color and length? How long will it take?

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by: Nonnie

I am not trying to be rude ... but I have to ask .... why was your Aussie getting a haircut? I have two Aussies and my daughter is a groomer. We checked into what we needed to do "coat-wise" for Aussies. The first thing we learned was never to shave an Aussie's coat. We live in Houston - so we thought they would need to be shaved for our summers.

They are double-coated dogs. Their undercoat keeps them warm in winter and cool in summer. It protects their skin - which can burn easily. You will need a good undercoat rake, to get out the undercoat. We brush our Aussies every week.

The only time our Aussie's get any type of haircut is to have their back-end cut short so that it doesn't get in the way of "taking care of business".

it will
by: Anonymous

yes, it will grow back, the same, but it may take a few months. We had that happen to one of our dogs, I hated it too, I told my husband the dog looked like a beagle now, instead of an Aussie. lol It all grew back in time, in all its splendor. be patient... and forgiving.

Bad haircut
by: Anonymous

Took our mini to a new groomer. She did not shave her but cut way too much hair off all over. She left the hair around her head but cut everywhere else. No running your fingers through the coat. She should have trimmed the backside and the long hairs that are from the underbelly and chest area. She went from a beautiful red to a light blonde. Then she said omg did this dog ever have a haircut in her life? Perhaps she should have learned the correct way to groom this type of dog. The dog goes to the groomer 2-3 times a year. The rest of the time we bathe and maintain her ourselves.
Not going to that one again.

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