By request from Tabitha, here's Bitsy's summer clip. Normally I would never clip a Sheltie. But Bitsy really suffers from the heat, so last year we tried it. What a life difference it made for her! And her coat grew back just as lush as before. Disclaimer: My groomer is Irina Phillips, wife of Lee Phillips of Vibrant Pets. She's an award winning master groomer, simply brilliant. We decided to leave the leg feathers long and use scissors only -- no clippers anywhere.