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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:33 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I'm in a dilemma regarding my Gelert's hair over his eyes. It's obviously meant to be there (and he does look gorgeous), so I'm reluctant to get it clipped but lately he's bumped into the odd bush whilst out on his walks!! Plus it is lovely to see and look into his eyes.

I do put a hair bobble in it around the house sometimes, although he's not that keen on it.



What does everyone else do??

With thanks, Karen.
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Deborah Mansi (DEBUET)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:24 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi,

It depends if you show or not. If you show your dog then I am afraid you would not be able to cut his fringe but if you do not show then it really doesn't matter. Hope this is helpful.

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Debbie and Henry.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:27 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

you could try to thin out the hair,brush it through everyday.... best of both. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:42 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks for both tips. I don't show but do like the look of the fringe so will try and brush his fringe more regularily to thin it a bit. Also hoping as it gets longer it will naturally part a bit !
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:44 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi Karen,
Its up to you and what your dog are happiest with, as thats the most important thing.
Some dogs have thicker hair than others.
My boy hates his hair being tied up and will remove it within 10 mins, although when he's doing agility, I always tie it up although he will take it out several times in training!
One of my girls has a very thick fringe and she has ALWAYS had her hair tied up as she walks into doors etc otherwise. I have just taken to giving her a fringe after 7 years.
My other girl has a much thinner fringe and can see just fine but again, if I'm doing any agility , or dancing etc, then I tie it up so as to eliminate mistakes which could be caused by her not seeing.
Just remember, you won't be able to show your dog if you trim its fringe.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

When I got my first Briard, a rescue, I trimmed his fringe so I could see his eyes. I wanted to be able to have good eye contact with a "new" dog. BUT it never grew back! So I've never repeated that again. With my present boy, I always put a hair band in when we go out. I was told many dogs with hair covering their eyes can have problems with other breeds, as they can't see their eyes. Or perhaps those other breeds think they don't have eyes!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:44 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thanks, I'm even more cautious about cutting him now. I don't plan to show him but things can change,who knows what the future might bring for him Very Happy

I'll keep brushing as it's a very thick fringe and persist with the hair tie. He's had one in all day today and hasn't bothered about it, but he does look silly!! Lol.

Any more tips welcomed Smile

Maybe a product I can use on Gelert that will make his fur silky? The groomer I've used so far sends him home looking like a ball of fluff, looks like he's been in the tumble dryer!! I'm looking for a new groomer too, one that's used to Briards. This one is a standard Poodle specialist, maybe that's explains Gelert's fluff!

Karen x
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:34 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi, You could try a hair clip, doesn't pull the hair as much.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:45 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

yeah a clip or bobble should help although ours walk into things cause they are busy looking everywhere except where they are walking
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:12 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

oh very true steve jenny nosey or what Laughing

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