As some of you may know, I have a Border Collie/German Shepherd Dog (and possibly Husky) mix. She basically looks like a purebred border collie other than the fact that she's quite tall for a BC. Anyways, the problem is she has WAAAYY too much fur. It makes her look huge. If you get her wet, she shrinks. What would be the best brush for her? Would shaving her help her cool off? I'd prefer not getting rid of her gorgeous coat, but if it cools her off I will. Also, the fur on her paws grows like weeds. How would you clip that without making her look like a lawn mower ran over her paws?