|Barked: Sat May 12, '12 10:53pm PST |
|Fringes do grow back in most cases. Sables and reds are the ones you have to worry about, especially reds as sometimes their fringes will never grow back. DH thought he'd do me a favor one day and fed Mario for me (who eats raw) without his homemade snood to protect his fringes (AKA the elastic part of one of hubby's old socks :]). Woke up in the morning to a huge chunk of fringe missing on his erect ear, of course. It should grow back though I was told. I still cringe every time I notice though, and I could barely bring myself to use my thinning shears to even it up even just a teensy bit, BOL.
Make sure you never brush the coat dry, and using a good maintenance spray silicone free conditioner in between grooms helps as well. I agree with Kitsune, if you can't brush as often, just brush the ears, they mat so quickly! Mario has a lot of ear fringe, I brush at least his ears out at least every other day, and fully groom him about once a week. He is also a service dog in training, so needs to stay very clean.
If you have the money to splurge a bit, I would recommend a Chris Christensen pin brush, and I LOVE Vellus products, although at the moment I only use the conditioner as I am happy with my shampoo. They have a product I heard is really great for growing back and protecting ear fringe, I can't remember what it's called though, but it's on their website if you google them.