Can you shave a Golden Retriever?
Shaving a Golden Retriever is generally not recommended. The Golden Retriever’s double coat provides insulation, protects the skin from the sun, and regulates body temperature. Shaving can disrupt this natural insulation, making the dog more susceptible to sunburn, overheating, and insect bites. The coat also helps to repel dirt and debris, keeping the skin healthier. Regular brushing and grooming are essential to maintain a Golden Retriever’s coat and prevent matting. If necessary, a professional groomer can trim the fur for hygiene purposes or to manage specific coat-related issues. It’s important to consult with a groomer or veterinarian before making any decisions regarding your Golden Retriever’s coat.