So, I'm not all on the up and up with grooming, I actually said I'd never have a long haired dog because of all the work it entails...then I got Lacey. While her coat stays fairly short and only needs a quick brushing out every now and then, I'm still at a loss what to do with Boris/Jaspers long hair. Can I clip him? Or is it like a Shepherd where it will grow back all wonky? He seems so incredibly hot with all that hair (and I don't have air conditioning in my house) and he's not a fan of me combing him out when it gets matted, though he's not bad for it. I looked at some websites that suggest using thinning shears and such to scissor it, but I"m not exactly good at that kind of thing, and he'd probably look moth-eaten if I did it.