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What do you do with your dog's whiskers?

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Larka

Mommy's little- Helper. (corral- me!)
 
 
Barked: Fri Jul 4, '08 9:44am PST 
I don't do anything with Larka's whiskers, but I was wondering what all of you Dogsters do?

Pluck, trim, leave be?

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Lady

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Barked: Fri Jul 4, '08 10:29am PST 
Bol! I thought you meant save them in a jar or something when they fall out! laugh out loud
I don't do anything to Lady's whiskers. They're not in the way, and I've never even thought about them. blue dog
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Trix~Lady Chaos

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Barked: Fri Jul 4, '08 10:33am PST 
I leave them alone...

With black whiskers on black dogs, I usually forget that they are there anyway. laugh out loud
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Buddy- Doughnut- *CGC*ESA*

I\'m Jelly- Filled! *Gone- But Not Forgote
 
 
Barked: Fri Jul 4, '08 10:40am PST 
I leave them long! There much better long. wave
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Ginger DSA- ThD TT CGC - &hearts

My Angel
 
 
Barked: Fri Jul 4, '08 11:54am PST 
I don't do anything with them. The only time I might trim is with Ginger's eyebrow whiskers if they start curving down into her eyes-- sometimes one of them will start to get really long and curl and then I will trim it. Also if she has a bunch of eyebrow whiskers on one side and the ones on the other side have all fallen out or are really short, sometimes I will trim the others so it doesn't look weird. Those are the only whiskers I do anything with.
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Cope- (copenhagen)

Sniff, Growl,- Bark....
 
 
Barked: Fri Jul 4, '08 12:25pm PST 
Dog whiskers are so cute, Call me strange, but i think they are. Copes whiskers stay on her face.
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Larka

Mommy's little- Helper. (corral- me!)
 
 
Barked: Fri Jul 4, '08 2:51pm PST 
Ok! I was mostly wondering because I once saw a Boston Terrier with her whiskers plucked. Does this hurt the dog? No way would I do it to Larka since she's going to be an agility dog later in the future and she needs those whiskers- but I was just wondering.
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Ginger DSA- ThD TT CGC - &hearts

My Angel
 
 
Barked: Fri Jul 4, '08 2:58pm PST 
I can't imagine how it could not hurt the dog. Dogs' whisker pads are very sensitive and even touching/moving the whiskers can be uncomfortable let alone pulling them! Are you sure they were plucked and not shaved? Some breeds they generally show them with shaved whiskers. I know someone who shaves her Dobermans' whiskers although they are not conformation dogs, they're obedience dogs.
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Larka

Mommy's little- Helper. (corral- me!)
 
 
Barked: Fri Jul 4, '08 3:12pm PST 
Yup. The owner said plucked. shrug

But the dog seemed fine with having her face touched- she's a conformation animal I think so maybe that's why the owner chose to pluck the whiskers.
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Jade- Alexandria

Dont mess with- me, I'm- chihuahua!
 
 
Barked: Fri Jul 4, '08 5:44pm PST 
Just leave them. Whiskers only need to be trimed if the face is supposed to be shaved or trim in such instances as a cocker, poodle, springer, shih Tzu (trim only).
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