Why Not To Shave Your Husky

Siberian Husky TipsSiberian Huskies are a beautiful breed. Just looking at them is a delight. But the gorgeous dogs you see at dog shows got that way because of the work the owner put into the dog in maintaining the coat. Living with double coated dogs means that you must have an understanding that they shed and you WILL have hair in the house. If you don’t like grooming or hair in your house, this is NOT the breed for you!

The Siberian Husky should never be clipped / shaved except in medical emergencies. Yes, there are “professional” groomers out there who will tell you to shave your Husky. They will even do it without asking your consent! There are vets who will tell you to shave your Husky. These vets are uninformed about the breed.

Dogs do not sweat like humans. Their cooling process is done via panting from the mouth, sweating at the paws and cooling the blood in their ears. Shaving the dog does nothing to keep the dog cool. It just makes the human feel better when looking at the coated dog.
The Siberian Husky has little to no pigmentation in its skin. If you shave the Husky, you expose it to the sun without protection. Now you have a dog that can come up with a variety of skin problems including skin cancer. Another reason to NOT clip / shave your Husky is that the fur acts as a protection against insects and parasites. You remove that protection the dog is exposed to even more insect problems than he would have had if he had been allowed to keep is protective coat.

Furthermore, if you clip / shave a Husky it will eventually ruin the coat and disturb the proper shedding process. Resource: Ted Greenlee

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Unfortunately, there is a need for Siberian Husky rescue groups because their owners are not familiar with the breed or informed as to their characteristics and traits.
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South Florida Siberian Husky Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit organization. We assist in finding homes for abused / neglected and abandoned purebred Siberian Huskies.
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South Florida Siberian Husky Rescue, Inc. operates on a simple philosophy: We believe that every dog deserves a chance for a quality life.
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A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7352.
Florida State Registration number is #CH12548. 100% of each contribution received by SFSHR, Inc. goes towards the care and placement of the rescue dogs in our care.
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