I was talking to someone on the phone and mentioned that I had shaved Daphne. The response was, "What did you do to that poor sweet little dog???" The term shaving is a misconception. Any time you put a blade on a dog's coat it is considered shaving them. In her case, her haircut removed all the fuzzy mess on her sides, but I left the feathering and britches. Daphne is a long-haired dachshund and I wanted to preserve that look but neaten it all up.... especially with all the rain we have been having.