Hi Audrey and Grant,
Congratulations on your move and thanks for watching the show. It sounds like your two Corgies are lapping up the country life, which is great to hear. With regard to snake bites, I can understand your concern in rural Qld especially.
I am a strong advocate of clipping a dog’s coat in summer if it makes them more comfortable as many imported dog breeds in Australia have coats that are completely unsuitable for our hot summer climate. A snake’s bite will penetrate clothing as well as hair so keeping your little furkids coat’s long probably won’t help when it comes to an encounter with a snake.
If you think that they need their summer clip then I wouldn’t hesitate to go ahead with it, you also get the added bonus of being able to more easily check their coats for ticks and foreign bodies such as grass seeds.