My Schnauzer is hot
My (dark coat) Schnauzer runs for shade whenever we walk her in the hot Georgia sun. I hear conflicting opinions about the reason. Do Schnauzers get hotter when they are groomed with short coats or do they stay cooler when their coats are allowed to grow out naturally?
NOTE FROM LINDA AND MAX:
Schnauzers can't moult so it is a good idea to get them stripped or clipped every few weeks. They have a double coat and are unable to shed their hair and so can get pretty hot in summer.
Also, dogs can't sweat, they can only cool down their body by panting, which is not very effective.
Our advice would be to get a short clip or strip for your dog in summer, then continue this about every eight weeks, although you can keep the coat longer in winter, and to make sure he has plenty of water, especially in summer.
How often do other schnauzer owners get their dogs clipped?