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Miniature Australian Shepherd Coat and Grooming Question
I have a Miniature Australian Shepherd that is five years old. She seems to have way too much fur for her frame even after professional grooming. I have seen full-size Australian Shepherds who appear to have a beautiful coat that has a good balance of undercoat and topcoat with a bounce to it that just screams, "FUN!" :)
My Mini Aussie's undercoat seems to rarely shed, instead hanging on for dear life. When I brush her, hardly any fur comes off unless I use a comb. She must have extremely sensitive skin because she appears to feel like being groomed is a punishment despite me very gingerly using the comb. I do not use rakes on her fur because it seems to be so uncomfortable. Her britches are out of control. They are very coarse and wiry. We have her professionally groomed every eight weeks.
I am wondering if this is common? Is she being groomed incorrectly?