Grooming your dog is important no matter what breed it is. Professional groomers can help keep your dog’s hair clean and healthy, but some are expensive and may be booked out months in advance. You can maintain your dog’s coat between grooming sessions by trimming it at home.
Short Coats with Smooth Surfaces
Breeds with smooth coats include Beagles and Boxers as well as Boston Terriers, Pugs and Bulldogs. Although they are the least demanding when it comes down to grooming, grooming is still essential.
Brush your smooth-coated dog with a bristlebrush, making sure to brush in the direction of its fur. Although daily brushing of smooth coats is not required, regular brushing will keep the coat clean and free of debris. That’s it! The hair on most smooth-coated dogs is already short.
A variety of dogs from different breed groups are double coated. Double coated breeds include the following: Malamutes and Huskies, Labradors and Golden Retrievers German Shepherds and Bernese Mountain Dogs. Double coats are characterized by an undercoat that is soft and provides insulation, as well as a topcoat that repels moisture.
Brush the tangles first and use proper tools to brush each coat
Start brushing the undercoat outwards with the slicker. Then, using the slicker comb, brush the top coat. A double-coated dog with long hair will also benefit from an undercoat brush. Brush your dog slowly, in sections. This will ensure that no area is missed. Double coated dogs should be brushed regularly or semi-regularly.