Hair cuts??? - German Shepherd Dog Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-03-2008, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
dee0486's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: MA
Posts: 108
Hair cuts???

Ok this is probably a really stupid question but are you supposed to cut your dogs hair???? I usually brush Teddy with a rake but my boyfriend keeps telling me that I need to take him to like petco or something to get him a haircut because his hairs are so long. I didn't really think you are supposed to get gsds haircuts, I just thought you are supposed to brush them regularly... So I guess my question is does anyone cut their GSDs hair???? I realize that the reg. coats dont really need to be cut but what for the long hair gsds, should they get trimmed???
dee0486 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-03-2008, 01:57 PM
Administrator & Alpha Bitch of the Wild Bunch
Chris Wild's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Michigan, USA
Posts: 13,602
Re: Hair cuts???

No, GSDs aren't supposed to get hair cuts. Just regular brushing like you're doing.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Chris Wild is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-03-2008, 02:05 PM
Liesje's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 19,496
Re: Hair cuts???

No, no cutting needed. Our mutt was shaved in the rear but only because he had some bad mats in his fur when he was dumped at the rescue. The only cutting I do is the hair between the pads on the feet.

Coke (All-American 7/7/06)
Nikon (GSD 9/7/08)
Indy (All-American 5/10/12)
Legend (GSD 10/22/13)
Rainbow Bridge Kenya (GSD)

Liesje is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-11-2008, 08:37 PM
Senior Member
dobricans's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South Florida
Posts: 343
Re: Hair cuts???

I know that their coat protects them in the heat and cold weather because of their undercoat, which regulates their body temperature. But....I was wondering does anyone trim their male GSD's hair around the genitalia for hygiene reasons ....cause Safir has a nice, thick......sweater there, right on the tip (had to show you the pic, so you see what I'm taking about. Should I do anything about that?

Dafir vom Tal der Schatten (aka SAFIR)- 2 year old

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

dobricans is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-12-2008, 04:15 PM
Crowned Member
selzer's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Denmark, Ohio
Posts: 29,532
Re: Hair cuts???

I don't. It has never caused an issue. In fact, ugh, my boys generally keep their privates clean. My girls keep their clean too. UHG! And people think their mouthes are cleaner than ours!!!

Jenna, RN CGC & Babs, CD RA CGC HIC
Heidi, RA CGC
SG3 Odessa, SchH1, Kkl1, AD
Ninja, RN CGC & Milla, RN CGC
Joy, Star Puppy, RN CGC
Dolly CGC & Bear CGC
selzer is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-14-2008, 03:59 PM
Master Member
pinkanml's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 818
Re: Hair cuts???

If it really bothers you, you can take your LH to the groomer to get the ear fuzzies, feathering on the backs of legs, and tufts on the feet/pads cleaned up. The groomer can also shave the belly around his male part if the hair gets in the way. When my guy was young, he would get pee on that area, so I had a groomer friend trim things up around there.

However, there is no real need for any of this to be done. I only trim the fur between his paw pads because he slips sometimes on the hard floor at daycare when he's running/playing. Do remember to comb the ear fuzzies, and check between the toes, as I've found mats there on many LH GSDs (and others with similar coats).


Nico - 3 y.o Shiloh Shepherd, CGC
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Sasha - 6 y.o adopted GSD
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Mojo & Neo - ferrets
Roxy, Tater & Max - adopted kitties

pinkanml is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome