Yep, I guess the title is self-explanitory. I see a lot of people with clipped dogs that are not traditionally clipped, especially in California. My friend has a yellow Lab with a very slight clip, his fur is still moderately long. I have also seen a yellow Lab shaved to the skin!!! Personally, Gonzo has been clipped for the summer several times, and he really seems much happier and cooler. I want to at least get his belly shaved, because he will be attending lots of Flyball, Agility AND Frisbee events, and after each run he has been taught to lay down in a baby pool/tub. When his belly is shaved, the water cools him down much quicker. I'm still considering getting a full-body clip for him... see his Dogster, if you want to know what he looks like with a buzz cut (and a mohawk). =P A lot of people give me wierd looks and ask why I would shave a BC, other people say he looks very happy. In all honesty, he is outdoors about 5 times a day - potty trips, a long walk in the early morning and in the evening, and 1-2 hours of exercising in the evening. The rest of the time, he is crashed on the couch! Does anyone feel shaving him is ridiculous? He does love his groomers, and his coat comes back in healthy every time.