Hello, I’m new here, and pardon me if this has been discussed previously. This is my first dog which requires grooming, and I just got her a week before Christmas. My question is: does dog hair grow on the average about a half inch per month like humans? I have read that Maltese and other long haired dogs need to be groomed every 6-8 weeks. I’m thinking about keeping my dog’s hair short all over but give her long ears. Right now, the hair length of her ears are about an inch or inch and a half past the bottom tip of the actual ear, I'd like the length to be at her shoulder. Any idea how long this might take?