Nooo Tempest. He is fine - he has Cushings unfortunately which makes him so hairy however they are all starting to moult now and in another few weeks whenever I groom Danny the ground will look like snow - lots of hair for the birds to use for nesting material
Apart from the fact he is so hairy, we manage his cushings with his diet and he is remarkably healthy - gallops around like a young horse. Obviously we don't cover him!
No I have a real thing against clipping although having said that - if he got so bad his coat matted, then obviously we would clip - however we do groom him thoroughly - although it doesn't look it in these photos!