Grooming Tips

EVERY DOG IS DIFFERENT

Top 3 considerations for grooming:

  • Secure your dog appropriately while grooming
  • Little and often
  • Brushing is more important than washing

SHORT BACK and SIDES CLUB

Includes: Pug, Chihuahua, Daschund, Foxy, Jack Russel, Whippet, Staffy, Bassett Hound, Pionter, Greyhound, Bulldog, Boxer, Ridgeback, Sharpei, Bullmastiff, Great Dane, Beagle, Weimaraer, Dalmatian, French bulldog, Boston Terrier

These dogs only grow short hair but can shed excessively and will need regular brushing. Use a curry comb - serated rubber - (on a wet or dry coat) ideally once a week.

Brush the dog all over in small circular motions.

On the tail use a metal tooth comb, start at the end of the tail in a downward motion and work up towards the tail base.

Generally bathing should be between 4-6 times a year (every 8 weeks). Depending on the dogs age and lifestyle.

FLUFFY MOPS and CURLEY LOCKS CLUB

Includes: Maltese, Shih Tzu, Havanese, Lhasa Apso, Pekingnese, Cavoodle, Spoodle, Groodle, Labradoodle, Schnoodle, Cavishon, Moodle, Lowchen

These dogs require regular brushing say every 2 weeks. However, the longer the coat, the shorter the time between brushing.

A wide tooth metal comb is the ideal tool and the dead hair should be thoroughly removed from the entire coat.

A full groom/clip is required every 6 - 10 weeks, this will vary with the dogs age and lifestyle.

Always brush your dog BEFORE you bath.

FUR BALLS CLUB

Includes: Pomeranian, Papillion, Japanese Spitz, Chow Chow, Husky, Shelti, Corgi, Kelpie, Heeler, Malamute, Maremma, Collie, Samoyed, German Sheperd, Labradore, Golden Retriever, Red Setter, Wolfhound

These are breeds of dogs that should NOT have their coats clipped, and because of this, regular brushing becomes essential.

Some of these breeds “blow” their coats at particular times during the year while others loose it on a continuous basis. A very wide tooth comb is ideal to start the dead hair removal, using a finer tooth comb as the brushing progresses.

It is vital that you part the hair and comb from the hair shaft out to the hair tip, otherwise not all the dead hair will be removed and excessive matting can occur without one being aware. If properly brushed these dogs will only need to be bathed 2- 3 times a year depending on lifestyle.

Always thoroughly brush your dog BEFORE you bath.

POODLES and PEDIGREES CLUB

Includes: Poodles, Westies, Scotties, Bichon Frise, Schnauser, Airdale, Spaniel, Portuguese Water Dog, Cavalier King Charles, Silky

These are breeds that require regular grooming/clipping to maintain their particular style cut with regular brushing between grooms.

Ideally these dogs should be groomed every 6-10 weeks however this will vary with breed type and the dogs lifestyle and age.

A metal toothcomb is ideal for removal of knots between grooms and preferably should be done weekly.

Always brush you dog BEFORE bathing.

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