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As Opie has neared and passed his 1year old birthday mark his coat has started to shed its puppy fluff and I have had tumbleweeds of red hair blowing around my house. In fact its SO bad that it has broken my vaccum 2x! I was brushing him EVERYDAY but apperently I wasnt brushing well enough because he developed 3 mats around his neck where his collar rubs, 1 behind his right ear and 1 on his back hip. I felt like an awful doodle mommy and I took him into the groomers friday. After talking to my trusted groomer we decided to shave him down completly, leaving his ploom and ears long because he didnt have any mats there AND it has taken him a full year to grow such a beautiful ploom. I hope this will cut down on the red tumbleweeds clogging my vaccum and it also allows him to finish his coat change with less chance of mats. He seems to LOVE it and I swear has been alittle more friskey and fresh this past weekend. I miss terribly his long beautiful hair but I keep telling myself it will grow back and this was needed. The mats were pretty big and I felt terrible that he had to feel the pain of matted hair. I am going to keep his coat shorter for now, invest in some better combs and I bought him a new rolled leather collar instead of the material one he had been wearing. I have been trying to post a pic of his haircut but my phone keeps dropping the email... so hopefully I will get it up soon!