Let me explain.
First. My dog is a boy. Not a girl. There is no need to emasculate my dog anymore then by giving him long silky locks. He gets called a "her" enough on a daily basis.
Second, his hair is awful. Its always tangled because he likes to roll in the mud outside. Thus it gets matted. Thus we have to shave it off.
But today we didn't have to shave- it was a healthy cut...and although he looks a bit ridiculous...give it a few weeks and he'll be back in full cuteness glory.
Speaking of which- does anybody know any good Chesapeake Bay Retriever breeders? If so, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.