This is my dog Jelly who is almost three years old now. We got him from an animal rescue in February 2007 and we love him so much. He is a Border Collie and Springer Spaniel cross and certainly has the nutty parts of both breeds in him.
As he has beautiful long hair he just gets so hot in the summer and so its off to the petsmart groomers to have a full doggy pampering and have his hair shaved. He's in there longer than I am in the hair salon and comes out looking all lovely and smelling divine.
The first time I had him shaved it was quite a suprise to see him afterwards and rather amusing too, I must admit as he did look funny.
At least now he'll stay cooler and be easier to keep clean during the summer months, and there will be less hair around the house too which is good too.