Too Cool For Grooming School

Ok, this has to be one of the coolest looking dogs I’ve met in a long time:

Mickey the Mohawk Dog

 It’s Mickey, the dog with a full-body mohawk!

Interestingly, shaving your dog will only make him look cool; it isn’t the best way to cool him down in the summer heat. Dogs don’t have sweat glands like we do, so exposing their skin to the breeze doesn’t cool them down the way it does for us.

In fact fur serves to protect dogs from direct sunlight, to insulate them in the heat, and to regulate their temperature – keeping them warmer when it’s cold out, and cooler when it’s hot.

True, dogs with thick undercoats – like Huskies, Newfies, and Shelties – stand more of a chance of overheating if their coats aren’t regularly detangled and brushed clean. So primping isn’t just for looks after all!

As for Mickey’s mohawk … it’s pretty much just for looks.

But a cool look, no matter how you cut it.


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