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    trimming whiskers?

    i was at a dog show and noticed that a handler was trimming most of her rottie's whiskers off! i was shocked and always thought it would hurt them. is it ok to trim them?
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    As far as I know it will not harm them. A lot of show dogs have their whiskers trimmed off. Think of dogs such as poodles that get their muzzles shaved all the time, they are fine with no whiskers. I don't think dogs use their whiskers like cats do.

    Personally I would never trim off my dogs whiskers. I think Nebo's are adorable.

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    i would never trim Beanie's off either. they are so cute!

    i never thought of poodles. duh...n/m dumb question.lol
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    The groomer always took RB Tonee's off and shortend her eye lashes. After a bit I told her to leave the lashes. They were beautiful. Like an inch long !!
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    I trimmed my Chow's whiskers as well...

    My ex-husband's cousin breeds Golden's, and she always did hers, said it gave 'a cleaner face'.. I agree, but I won't cut Trix's, I don't think..
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    I trim Emily and Clipse's whiskers all the time. I like the "neat" look it gives their muzzles.


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    I don't trim my dogs whiskers, I don't actually even notice they have any unless I am specifically looking at the whiskers.
    Last edited by Tollers-n-Dobes; 01-12-2005 at 11:11 PM.

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    I trim the Shelties' whiskers as well. I like how clean it looks.

    Kai [Sheltie], Kaedyn [Sheltie], Keeva [Malinois], Kwik [Malinois]

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    I'd NEVER trim my muttlie's whiskers!

    I think they look cute.

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    My Uncle cuts his lab's whiskers offs but we won't cut Riley's off (didn't cut Brooke's off either). We like the natural look
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    Thanks Ashely!

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    this is news to me, didn't know that some people trim whiskers. we learn something new everyday

    thanks k9krazee for the signature!

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    I had to trim Heidi's whisker's for the show. Most dog's whiskers are trimmed when they are shown...except for Tollers. They don't trim theirs. I like Heidi's whiskers, and I was happy when they grew back. I think they are cute. I like it when they twitch..hehe.

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