Posted : 4/1/2009 9:29:16 PM
Yeah, I really don't like keeping all the belly hair on them. It's just more hair to comb, hair to get peed on, hair to get wet...lol. I actually prefer the appearance of a streamlined, clipped belly to the show-style fringe belly. And since they aren't being shown in conformation, well, what I want is what I do!
Shimmer and Zipper both have more of a show-dog style coat, with the fluffier furnishings. Through clipping their coats have become very soft. However, Gaci has a much more working-terrier coat in that it is much harsher even though it has been clipped all of her life, and she has the more wiry, almost mat-free coat. Besides combing once weekly for good health, she never needs to be combed. She's a little working dog through and through, whereas the other two definitely have the showier coat that needs to be combed every two days or else it mats.