We have our girls tummies,paws, and inner thighs clipped fairly short when they go in for grooming. We've done it for years and they grow out fine. They only go twice a year to the groomer. Both are very full long coats. I emphasize the very, especially Tess.
"If there ever comes a day when we can't be together,keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever." A.A. Milne