Our expert says:
The coat can certainly be clipped, if done carefully by a professional groomer to avoid damage and injury to the skin. Nine weeks is very young, and it might be a good idea to wait a bit longer until the puppy is a bit stronger. Speak to a reliable groomer in your area, to see at what age they normally start clipping his puppies. As an adult, there is not a problem and they actually like it if the coat is clipped short every summer.
Dr Malan van Zyl
Veterinary Specialist Physician
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