I would advice against shaving. That just puts very small particles of hair that you will be breathing and gets inbedded in carpet. While you cut down on the hair you can see, it does not reduce the shedding whats so ever. Frequent bushign and the right tools is you best bet, but he will still shed allot, it is just in the breed. And with a little one, I would rahter them crawl in the hair, then be breathing it.