Jeri Vancouver, WA 4/12/2012 10:27:51 AM They do not need to have a cut except on the pads of their feet, a trim around their feet and their anus for sanitary reasons. They also need their nails trimmed and ears cleaned and the hair removed. This all cost me $15.00 a month at my groomers. I buy a special horse shampoo with sunscreen and conditioner combined and purchased a special pet hose that my husband installed for me $40.00 in my bathroom. I spent $70.00 on a Chris pin brush and a moveable comb and I have a stand up blow dryer that I bought at pet co. and hardly ever use it. All of this together is so much cheaper than going to the groomers every 6 weeks for the full groom!!! These dogs have a rough silk type of hair and it comes out like ours does. It is hair and we all shed to a certain point. They do not smell, even when wet. :-) I have arthritis in my hands, neck and back and I can do it. Don't ruin your dogs hair and your pocketbook. Keep your money and start your puppy off by sitting it in your lap and grooming it yourself. Don't forget to brush its teeth. :-) They love the lap time. and for you to touch them all over.