Shave or not to shave, that is the question.
Hair-bearing dogs - such as the Poodle, Shih Tzu, Maltese, Lhasa Apso and Yorkie, which need to have their hair cut on a regular basis. These breeds of dog CAN be shaved.
Fur-bearing or double-coated dogs, such as the Alaskan Malamute, Keeshond, Siberian Husky, Samoyed, Pomeranian, Chow, Labrador and Golden Retriever. These dogs’ hair grows to one length only and remains that length. They typically shed much more than hair-bearing dogs. These breeds generally should NOT be shaved.
This is just one skill developed in the Level 3 Diploma in Dog Grooming and Salon Management