The bizarre photo is going viral because, let’s be honest, have you ever seen a shaved husky?
However, the photo is going viral for another, more controversial reason. According to Dr. Karen Becker, double-coated breeds of dogs, such as huskies, “should never be shaved unless there’s a medical reason to do so.”
Becker says the double coats act as an insulator to help keep the dog cool. In addition, Becker says dogs with white or light-colored coats are vulnerable to sunburn when their coats are short.