A Scottish Terrier owner writes to dog grooming expert Penny DiLoreto:
I recently took my scottie into the groomers and asked for a “summer cut” not fully realizing what I had asked for, I guess. When I picked her up, they had cut her skirt to about 3/4″ and trimmed her legs short as well. Can you describe the “Summer Cut” on a scottie dog? I called the groomer and she said that’s what she does for a summer cut. I just want to make sure that if I take her to a groomer again and ask for a summer cut I know exactly what I’m suppose to get.
Well, according to Penny, this is the time of year when she gets “a lot of grooming disaster e-mails” because the term, “Summer Cut” can mean a whole lot of different things to different groomers, dog owners and breeds.
So, as if heartworm, Lyme disease and West Nile weren’t bad enough, now there’s yet another summer terror — the bad Scottish Terrier haircut.
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