Some breeders recommend shaving the Australian Shepherd in summer. This somewhat saves the animal from the heat. However, it should be noted that in dogs of this breed, sweat glands are located only on the pads of the paws. That is, cooling by evaporation of moisture from the skin does not occur in the heat. Aussies only cool their bodies with rapid breathing through their open mouth. Also, Aussies who are shaved can easily get a sunburn.