Should my pet be groomed during the winter? The answer to that question is YES! Even if it is just a good bath and brush out. Keeping that natural winter coat that your dog has keeps him warm in col and wet environments. Harsh coat that is coated with natural oils can keep your dog dry and warm even in the worst weather. His outter coat may be wet, but deep down to the skin, he's dry. Arctic breeds curl up in the snow and are toasty warm, due to their doulbe coat.
Matted unkept coat only allows winters cold and wet to reach your pets skin. His insulation as it were, now has holes in it. As long as his coat is burshed and matting is not allowed to happen your pet will be toasty warm even our wet and adverse conditions here in the PNW.
Your groomer can assist you in keeping your pet clean and brushed out. If you have a breed that you like clippered short, still, even an inch of brushed out coat can form that insulation berrier to keep your pet warm.
Give your groomer a call and discuss how you can help your pet stay comfortable this winter.