To Shave or Not To Shave Your Fur Baby – A Samoyed in SoCal

Sacha’s Diary November 29, 2016

The Cubs are World Series Champions! Sorry but it never gets old :-)

The Cubs are World Series Champions! Sorry but it never gets old πŸ™‚

Dear Diary,

As loyal readers of this blog know, my parents and I just moved to Los Angeles. Woo-hoo! So far, I am loving being an LA puppy! I’m definitely starting to feel like a Samoyed in SoCal.

But, as a Samoyed, I have a very furry, long, natural (and I might add) beautiful white coat. Which is perfect for the Chicago winters. But here in Hollywood…yeah, not so much. My coat was a bit on the long side and I was starting to get a bit uncomfortable which my parents picked up on. They can be very perceptive those parents of mine. So they took me for the very first time to a groomer here in Los Angeles.

And well, here are the results.

Take a look at the “Before” photo here and then the “After” photo right next to it. Pretty extreme difference right? Truth be told, my parents didn’t want my tail shaved and they were clear about that point with the groomer. But it happened anyway. Let me tell you that my daddy was NOT happy when he saw that. Yikes!

But it’s okay. I know it’ll grow back soon!

Here's Me AFTER

Here’s Me AFTER

Here's Me BEFORE

Here’s Me BEFORE









Allow me to therefore offer that up as a tip whenever you take your dog to a new groomer for the first time. Write down everything you want them to do, and don’t do, and have them initial it before you leave (if you’re not going to stay and wait). That way there will be no confusion later on. It sure would’ve saved my Daddy a lot of angst if he had thought of that. All he had to do was ask me! Silly daddy! πŸ™‚

Okay so question time, how do you guys think I look? Better shaved? Or better unshaved? Personally, I think I’m super cute no matter what, but I’d be curious to hear your responses. Also, have any of you pet parents shaved one of your dogs? If so, what was your experience? Do you recommend it and would you do it again? Please share your story in the comment section.

Also, if you have any questions for me and how I’m digging my new do, be sure to leave a comment and I’ll get back to you.

Well, that’s about it for now. Until next time Mr. Diary!!


P.S. As a reminder, all posts signed off as β€œ-S” are written by Sacha himself.

4 thoughts on “To Shave or Not To Shave Your Fur Baby – A Samoyed in SoCal

  1. Jen

    I agree! You are adorable with or without the fur! As a mother of a dog and a cat, I would be very unhappy of my grooming requests were not followed. My dog is a Pitbull, however, and does not need grooming. When I was young, I had a poodle, and I still recall the crazy styles he would show off after visiting the groomer!

  2. cristina

    very sweet post:))) i love samoyed dogs:))) generally i love dogs , i have a labrador and i never shave him:))
    No don’t shave this beautiful baby :))))
    Personal i think you are really super cute anyway :)))but you look better with your beautiful white coat:))))
    he is wonderful anyway:) MY advice…no shave :))) i know is hot. I recommend swimming a lot , cold baths ,and another trick that a friend of mine do with a husky… a bath tube full with ice and your baby will love it in the hot days of summer.
    Thanks for making my day πŸ™‚


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