How do you know if it is necessary to have your springer groomed and cut short? Whisper went to the groomers as she had long ears that matted easily and would book her in every 3 months or so. Shandy had short ears and a very short coat and never went to the grooming parlour. Summers coat and ears are neither here or there? Is it necessary? Or is it just for show? I sometimes feel that her natural look looks a bit unkempt when next to a really cropped springer but then she has a good shiny coat and good ears, even horrible grass seeds will fall out easily. Clipped or not??