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How to Groom a Dog

How to Groom a Dog

In order to groom your dog at home, there are a few factors to consider. Read the DogAppy article to find out how you can groom your dog, without having to take any special measures.
DogAppy Staff
Why is dog grooming so important? To ensure good dog health, brushing and combing the hair helps in removing dead hair and dirt from the coat. Grooming dogs on a regular basis helps prevent hair matting, keeps their coat shinier, and stimulates proper blood supply to the skin. Many dog owners and pet lovers are taking dog courses to learn the techniques.
Whether you wish to learn the techniques for your own dog or wish to turn your hobby into a means of making money, grooming a dog gives you an opportunity to bond with them. Starting from an early age, the tips will show your furry friends how attentive and affectionate you are towards them. Plus, using good quality tools like brush, comb, nail clippers, and toothbrush guarantees your pooch to be ultra healthy. There are also special equipment like cages, dryers, tables, faucets, tubs, grooming arms, and pet steps (ramps) which are used for proper dog care.
Grooming Different Types of Dogs
Since every breed has particular requirements, we have put together a few tips pertaining to each of them.
Dog Breed Requirements
Affenpinscher
  • Non-shedding breed; minimal grooming
  • Has a harsh coat
  • Brush/comb fur weekly; no clipping
  • Occasional plucking of fur
  • Special care of eyes as hair can grow in corners, causing irritation
Afghan Hounds
  • Long, thick coat; daily grooming
  • Hair is prone to matting and tangles
  • Occasional bathing also helps to get rid of tangles
  • Average shedding of hair
Airedale Terriers
  • Hard, short-haired double coat
  • Twice a year plucking required
  • Daily brushing can prevent excess shedding
  • Regular washing of beard keeps food residue away
Akita
  • Coarse, stiff, short-haired coat
  • Sheds heavily twice a year
  • Significant amount of grooming required
  • Firm bristle brush for brushing
  • Baths given only when needed
Alaskan Malamute
  • Rarely requires bathing; clean and odorless breed
  • Coat sheds dirt promptly
  • Dense coat; heavy shedder
  • Daily brushing is required; twice a week
American Bulldog
  • Short, harsh coat
  • Average shedder
  • Easy to groom
  • Use firm, bristle brush
  • Bathing required only when necessary
American Eskimo Dog
  • Thick, snowy white coat
  • Average shedder
  • Brushing required 2 - 4 times a week
  • Firm bristle to prevent matting and tangles
  • Daily brushing during shedding seasons
  • Brush out tangles before bathing
American Pit Bull Terrier
  • Smooth, short coat
  • Average shedder
  • Firm bristle brush
  • Baths given only when needed
  • Rub down the coat with a towel to make it glow
American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Short, smooth coat
  • Average shedder
  • Bath and dry shampoo for dogs only when needed
  • Daily brushing with firm bristle brush
  • Follow it with towel wipe down
American Water Spaniel
  • Oily coat; twice a week brushing
  • Light shedder
  • Strong odor due to oily coat
  • Baths given only when needed
Anatolian Shepherd
  • Heavy shedder
  • Minimal grooming
  • Thorough brushing during shedding seasons
  • Rest of the year, very little attention
Australian Cattle Dog
  • Short, weather-resistant coat
  • Prone to seasonal shedding
  • Occasional brushing with firm bristle brush
  • Baths given only when needed
Australian Shepherd
  • Average shedder
  • Easy to groom coat
  • Occasional brushing with firm bristle brush
  • Baths given only when needed
Australian Terrier
  • Long, stiff, shaggy coat
  • Non-shedding breed
  • Brush several times a week
  • Regular clipping of dog nails
  • Clipping coat is not required
  • Once a month bathing
  • Every 3 months plucking of hair
  • Trim hair around ears and eyes
Basenji
  • No dog smell
  • Grooms itself, like a cat
  • Non-shedding breed
  • Minimal grooming requirements
Basset Hound
  • Short, smooth coat
  • Constant shedder
  • Brushing with firm bristle brush
  • Underneath ears, wipe it clean weekly
  • Regular trimming of nails
  • Baths given only when needed
Beagle
  • Short, smooth coat
  • Average shedder
  • Baths given only when needed
  • Brushing with firm bristle brush
  • Regular trimming of nails
  • Regularly check ears for infection
Bearded Collie
  • Long, shaggy coat
  • Average shedder
  • Daily brushing to prevent matting
  • Extra attention needed during shedding seasons
  • Machine-clip hair every 2 months or so
  • Baths given only when needed
Beauceron
  • Average shedder
  • Occasional brushing
  • Extra attention needed during shedding seasons
Bedlington Terrier
  • Non-shedding breed
  • Regular grooming is required
  • Specialized clipping needed for distinctive trim
  • Every 6 weeks clipping needed
  • Baths given only when needed
Belgian Malinois
  • Short, smooth coat
  • Constant, yet light shedder
  • Baths given only when needed
  • Regular/daily brushing with firm bristle brush
  • Sheds heavily during shedding seasons
Belgian Shepherd Groenendael
  • Long, straight, dense, heavy coat
  • Daily combing and brushing
  • Mats should be clipped after formation
  • Heavy shedder during shedding seasons
  • Additional shedding throughout the year
Belgian Tervuren
  • Heavy outer coat, straight, dense
  • Daily brushing and combing
  • Mats should be clipped after formation
  • Light, yet constant shedder
  • Additional grooming required during shedding seasons
Bernese Mountain Dog
  • Shiny, long, wavy, smooth coat
  • Daily to weekly brushing
  • Sheds heavily during shedding seasons
  • Baths and dry shampoo when needed
Bichon Frise
  • Sheds slowly and infrequently
  • Easily forms mats and tangles
  • Frequent brushing required
  • Once a month bathing
Black and Tan Coonhound
  • Occasional brushing
  • Ears require regular attention
Black Russian Terrier
  • Hard, wiry, tight coat
  • Very light shedding
  • Once a week brushing
  • Hair from ear ducts should be removed
  • Hair from underneath paws should be removed
  • Professional grooming and trimming needed, several times a year
Bloodhound
  • Short, smooth coat
  • Average shedder
  • Large, floppy ears should be cleaned several times a week
  • Wipe down with towel to make coat shine
  • Baths once or twice a month
Bluetick Bloodhound
  • Occasional brushing
  • Regular attention to ears
Border Collie
  • Regular grooming and brushing needed
  • Average shedder
  • Additional grooming required during shedding seasons
  • Baths and dry shampoo when needed
Border Terrier
  • Durable, wiry coat
  • Non-shedding breed
  • Weekly brushing required
  • Professional grooming twice a year
  • Baths given only when needed
Borzoi
  • Long, silky coat
  • Sheds heavily during shedding seasons
  • Brushing with firm bristle brush
  • Baths and dry shampoo when needed
  • Clip hair between toes
Boston Terrier
  • Smooth, short coat
  • Average shedder
  • Brushing with firm bristle brush
  • Clean face with damp cloth daily
  • Occasionally clip nails
Bouvier des Flandres
  • Long, thick, shaggy coat
  • Brush hair daily
  • Baths and dry shampoo when needed
  • Hair inside ears and on legs should be trimmed
  • Trim coat at least 3 times a year
  • Sheds less if regular grooming is done
Boxer
  • Smooth, short coat
  • Average shedder
  • Minimal grooming required
  • Brushing with firm bristle brush
  • Baths given only when needed
Briard
  • Strong, coarse coat
  • Brushing several times a week
  • Hair in ears and between pads of feet should be clipped
  • Clean inside the ear properly
  • Sheds little with proper grooming
Brittany Spaniel
  • Medium, flat coat
  • Light shedder
  • Daily brushing to keep coat free of tangles
  • Baths and dry shampoo when needed
Bulldog
  • Smooth, short coat
  • Average shedder
  • Brushing with firm bristle brush
  • Wipe face with damp cloth daily, especially inside wrinkles
  • Baths given only when needed
Bullmastiff
  • Short, rough coat
  • Sheds lightly
  • Brushing with firm bristle brush
  • Regularly check feet
  • Trim nail regularly
  • Baths given only when needed
Cairn Terrier
  • Short, coarse coat
  • Brush daily to prevent tangles
  • Trim hair around eyes and ears
  • Clip nail regularly
  • Bath once a month
  • Brush coat once dry
Canaan Dog
  • Has no offensive odor
  • Sheds heavily during shedding seasons
  • Brush once a week
  • Extra attention during shedding seasons
Cavalier King Charles Terrier
  • Fine, feather coat
  • Average shedder
  • Brush regularly to prevent tangles
  • Trim hair on feet, between pads
  • Clean ears regularly
  • Baths given only when needed
  • Dry the coat thoroughly
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
  • Short, dense coat
  • Average shedder
  • Brush with firm bristle brush
  • Baths given only when needed
Chihuahua
  • Two breeds: short and long coat
  • Average shedder
  • Trim nails regularly
  • Baths given once a month
  • Short hair: occasional brush, wipe with damp cloth
  • Long hair: Brush daily with soft bristle brush
Chinese Crested
  • Two breeds: hairless and powderpuff
  • Clean breed, no offensive odor
  • Hairless: Baths given only when needed
  • Powderpuff: Brush daily to prevent tangles
  • Extra attention during shedding seasons
Chinese Shar Pei
  • Two breeds: short and harsh coat
  • Sheds during shedding seasons
  • Brush daily
  • Baths given weekly
Chow Chow
  • Thick coat
  • Brush regularly to prevent tangles
  • Sheds heavily during shedding seasons
  • Dry shampoo only when needed
Clumber Spaniel
  • Dense coat
  • Sheds heavily
  • Brush daily to prevent tangles
  • Clean eyes and ears regularly
  • Clip hair under ears regularly
  • Professionally trim hair
Cockapoo
  • Cocker Spaniel/Poodle crossbreed
  • Non-shedding breed
  • Brush hair regularly
American Cocker Spaniel
  • Long, silky coat
  • Average shedder
  • Brush daily
  • Baths given frequently
  • Trim hair regularly
  • Clean eyes and ears regularly
English Cocker Spaniel
  • Long, silky coat
  • Average shedder
  • Brush daily to prevent tangles
  • Trim hair on feet regularly
  • Clean ears to remove earwax
  • Baths and dry shampoo when needed
Collie
  • Two breeds: smooth and rough coats
  • Brush regularly to prevent mats
  • Pay more attention to undercoat
  • Baths and dry shampoo when needed
  • Sheds heavily during shedding seasons
Curly Coated Retriever
  • Curly coat
  • Brush regularly to prevent frizz
  • Baths given occasionally
Dachshund
  • 3 breeds: long hair, wire hair, smooth hair
  • Long and wire hair: brush daily, professional trim twice a year
  • Smooth hair: Wipe with damp cloth daily
  • Check and clean ears regularly
Dalmatian
  • Short coat
  • Clean dog, no offensive odor
  • Sheds throughout the year
  • Pluck to remove dead hair
  • Baths given only when needed
Dandie Dinmont Terrier
  • Soft and stiff coat
  • Non-shedding breed
  • Brush daily to prevent mats
  • Pluck hair twice a year
Doberman Pinscher
  • Short coat
  • Average shedder
  • Wipe with damp cloth
  • Baths given when needed
English Setter
  • Soft, flat coat
  • Average shedder
  • Brush regularly to prevent tangles
  • Clip nails regularly
  • Trim hair on the bottom of feet
  • Baths and dry shampoo when needed
English Springer Spaniel
  • Long, soft coat
  • Brush daily to prevent tangles
  • Check and clean ears regularly
  • Trim hair on feet regularly
  • Average shedder
English Toy Spaniels
  • Long coat
  • Average shedder
  • Brush regularly to prevent mats
  • Check and clean ears regularly
  • Shave underneath ears regularly
  • Trim hair on feet
  • Baths given only when needed
Finnish Spitz
  • Short coat
  • Sheds heavily during shedding seasons
  • Clean dog, no offensive odor
  • Remove dead hair regularly
  • Brush regularly
French Bulldog
  • Short, shiny coat
  • Average shedder
  • Brush regularly
  • Baths given only when needed
German Pinscher
  • Smooth, shiny coat
  • Average shedder
  • Brush occasionally to remove dead hair
  • Baths and dry shampoo when needed
German Shepherd
  • Thick, stiff outer coat; soft inner coat
  • Brush daily to keep coat clean
  • Sheds heavily during shedding seasons
  • Baths given twice a year
  • Wipe with damp cloth
German Shorthaired Pointer
  • Short, thick coat
  • Average shedder
  • Brush with firm bristle brush
  • Wipe with damp cloth
  • Check and clean ears regularly
  • Baths given only when needed
German Wirehaird Pointer
  • Average shedder
  • Brush with firm bristle brush
  • Check and clean ears regularly
  • Baths given only when needed
  • Average shedder
Glen of Imaal Terrier
  • Non-shedding breed
  • Clip hair under tail and feet
  • Pluck hair regularly
  • Stripping required twice a year
Golden Retriever
  • Soft, thick coat
  • Average shedder
  • Brush with firm bristle brush
  • Average shedder
  • Baths given only when needed
  • Professionally remove large mats
Great Dane
  • Short, thick coat
  • Average shedder
  • Brush with firm bristle brush
  • Baths and dry shampoo when needed
  • Trim nails regularly
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
  • Short coat
  • Average shedder
  • Brush regularly
  • Baths given only when needed
Great Pyrenees
  • Long, flat outer coat; dense, coarse under coat
  • Brush regularly to prevent tangles
  • Sheds heavily during shedding seasons
  • Baths and dry shampoo when needed
Greyhound
  • Short, fine coat
  • Average shedder
  • Brush with firm bristle brush
  • Baths and dry shampoo when needed
Harier
  • Short coat
  • Average shedder
  • Pluck dead hair regularly
  • Baths and dry shampoo when needed
Havanese
  • Straight, wavy, or curly coat
  • Non-shedding breed
  • Brush regularly to prevent tangles
  • Clip hair regularly
  • Trim nails regularly
  • Clean teeth regularly
  • Baths given regularly
Ibizan Hound
  • Wiry, smooth coat
  • Average shedder
  • Brush occasionally
  • Clip nails regularly
  • Check and clean ears regularly
Irish Setter
  • Soft, flat coat
  • Brush regularly to prevent tangles
  • Sheds heavily during shedding seasons
  • Baths and dry shampoo when needed
Irish Terrier
  • Thick, double coat
  • Sheds lightly
  • Pluck dead hair regularly
  • Brush with stiff bristle brush
  • Baths given only when needed
Irish Water Spaniel
  • Woolly coat
  • Non-shedding breed
  • Brush regularly to prevent tangles
  • Professionally trim coat
Irish Wolfhound
  • Rough, wiry coat
  • Average shedder
  • Trim hair occasionally
  • Pluck dead hair regularly
Italian Greyhound
  • Fine, silky coat
  • Non-shedding breed
  • Wipe with damp cloth
  • Brush teeth regularly
  • Trim toenails regularly
Jack Russell Terrier
  • 2 breeds: broken and smooth
  • Double, weatherproof coarse coat
  • Broken: wavy coat
  • Smooth: short, dense coat
  • Smooth variety sheds more than broken one
  • Brush regularly with firm bristle brush
  • Baths given only when needed
Japanese Chin
  • Soft, silky, straight coat
  • Average shedder
  • Brush once or twice a week
  • Clean eyes daily
  • Check ears regularly
  • Baths given only when needed
  • Occasional dry shampoo
  • Very high maintenance dog
Keeshond
  • Long, think coat
  • Sheds heavily during shedding seasons
  • Brush daily with stiff bristle brush
  • Baths and dry shampoo when needed
Kerry Blue Terrier
  • Soft, silky, dense coat
  • Sheds very little
  • Brush daily to prevent tangles
  • Professional grooming required every 4 - 6 weeks
  • Remove hair from ears regularly
  • Trim coat regularly
  • Baths given once a week
Komondor
  • Unique, dreadlocks/mop head coat
  • Non-shedding breed
  • Divide hair in cords regularly
  • Trim hair regularly to prevent mats
  • Baths given frequently
Kuvasz
  • Medium, thick coat
  • Brush coat daily
  • Baths given only when needed
  • Sheds the entire year
Labrador Retriever
  • Short, dense double coat
  • Average shedder
  • Brush regularly with firm bristle brush
  • Baths and dry shampoo when needed
Lakeland Terrier
  • Non-shedding breed
  • Pluck hair 2 - 3 times a year
  • Remove hair in ears and pads of feet
Leonberger
  • Thick, double coat
  • Brush daily to prevent tangles
  • Sheds heavily during shedding seasons
  • Clean ears and teeth regularly
  • Baths given only when needed
Lhasa Apso
  • Long, dense coat
  • Brush daily to prevent tangles
  • Cut hair for better maintenance
  • Clean ears and eyes regularly
  • Dry shampoo only when needed
Lowchen
  • Soft, silky coat
  • Professionally clip hair to look like a lion
  • Brush daily to prevent tangles
  • Apply sunscreen at clipped areas
Maltese
  • Long, silky coat
  • Non-shedding breed
  • Brush daily to keep coat soft
  • Clean eyes, ears and beard regularly
  • Baths and dry shampoo when needed
  • Dry and warm coat after baths properly
  • Professional trimming required
  • Tie hair over the head to keep out of eyes
Manchester Terrier
  • Short, shiny coat
  • Clean ears regularly
  • Trim nails regularly
  • Low maintenance dog
Mastiff
  • Coarse, short inner coat; short, dense outer coat
  • Average shedder
  • Brush daily to keep coat shiny
  • Wipe with damp towel regularly
  • Baths and dry shampoo when needed
Miniature Bull Terrier
  • Fine, short coat
  • Occasional brushing
  • Use rubber gloves to remove loose hair
Miniature Pinscher
  • Short, smooth coat
  • Average shedder
  • Brush with firm bristle brush
  • Wipe with damp towel
  • Baths given only when needed
Miniature Schnauzer
  • Wiry, stiff coat
  • Non-shedding breed
  • Clip hair around eyes and ears regularly
  • Professional clipping needed
Neapolitan Mastiff
  • Short, dense coat
  • Non-shedding breed
  • Use rubber brush to remove dead hair
  • Low maintenance dog
Newfoundland
  • Long, double coat
  • Brush daily to prevent tangles
  • Sheds heavily during shedding seasons
  • Baths given only when needed
  • Occasional dry shampoo
Norfolk Terrier
  • Shaggy, medium coat
  • Brush daily to prevent tangles
  • Baths and dry shampoo when needed
Norwegian Elkhound
  • Hard, coarse coat
  • Sheds heavily during shedding seasons
  • Coat resistant to water and dirt
  • Use rubber brush/wooden comb
  • Baths given only when needed
Norwich Terrier
  • Medium, shaggy coat
  • Light shedder
  • Baths and dry shampoo when needed
Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever
  • Thick, double coat
  • Average shedder
  • Brush with firm bristle brush
  • Baths given only when needed
  • Dry shampoo regularly
Old English Sheepdog
  • Long, coarse coat
  • Heavy shedder
  • Brush regularly to prevent tangles
  • Trim hair around eyes and rear-end regularly
  • Professional trim every 2 months
Outterhound
  • Weather-resistant coat
  • Average shedder
  • Brush once a week to prevent mats
  • Wash beard regularly
Papillon
  • Long, silky coat
  • Average shedder
  • Brush regularly; especially behind ears and on belly
  • Clip nails regularly
  • Clean teeth regularly
  • Baths and dry shampoo when needed
Pekingese
  • Long, double coat
  • Average shedder
  • Brush daily to prevent mats
  • Clean face and eyes regularly
  • Dry shampoo regularly
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
  • Rough, wiry outer coat; short, thick under coat
  • Brush weekly with firm bristle brush
  • Non-shedding breed
  • Trim hair at bottom of feet
  • Clip nails regularly
  • Clean ears and teeth regularly
  • Baths given only when needed
Pharaoh Hound
  • Short, shiny coat
  • Average shedder
  • Use rubber brush to remove dead hair
  • Baths and dry shampoo when needed
Plott Hound
  • Short coat
  • Brush regularly to remove dead hair
  • Check ears occasionally
Pointer
  • Short, smooth coat
  • Average shedder
  • Brush regularly with firm bristle brush
  • Wipe with damp towel
  • Check ears regularly
  • Baths given only when needed
Pomeranian
  • Long, harsh outer coat; soft, dense under coat
  • Brush daily to prevent tangles
  • Clean eyes and ears daily
  • Clean teeth regularly
  • Sheds more than often
  • Dry shampoo when needed
Miniature & Standard Poodle
  • Dense, curly, fine, woolly coat
  • Non-shedding breed
  • Baths given regularly
  • Professional trimming of coat required
  • High maintenance dog
Toy Poodle
  • Dense, curly, fine, woolly coat
  • Scale teeth regularly
  • Non-shedding breed
  • Professional trimming of coat required
  • High maintenance dog
Portuguese Water Dog
  • Long, curly coat
  • Clip hair occasionally
  • Brush regularly to prevent mats
  • Baths given only when needed
Pugs
  • Soft, short coat
  • Average shedder
  • Brush with firm bristle brush
  • Clean forehead and wrinkles regularly
  • Baths given only when needed
  • Dry and warm after baths properly
Rat Terrier
  • Short, smooth coat
  • Non-shedding breed
  • Brush occasionally to remove dead hair
  • Baths given only when needed
Redbone Coonhound
  • Shiny, fine, short coat
  • Very little shedding
  • Occasionally brushing required
  • Clean and check ears regularly
Rhodesian Ridgeback
  • Smooth, short coat
  • Average shredder
  • Occasionally brushing required
  • Baths given only when needed
Rottweiler
  • Medium, coarse coat
  • Brush with firm bristle brush
  • Average shedder
  • Baths given only when needed
Saint Bernard
  • Short coat/rough coat
  • Both breeds shed twice a year
  • Brush with firm bristle brush
  • Clean and check eyes regularly
  • Baths given only when necessary
  • Use mild soap for baths
Saluki
  • Either have smooth or feathered coat
  • Occasional brushing required
  • Clean ears regularly
  • Average shedder
  • No offensive odor
Samoyed
  • Thick, fluffy coat
  • Sheds heavily during shedding seasons
  • Dry shampoo with unscented talcum powder
  • Brush occasionally, instead of bathing too much
Schipperke
  • Ample, dense coat
  • Brush with firm bristle brush
  • Sheds heavily during shedding seasons
  • Dry shampoo when necessary
Scottish Deerhound
  • Wiry, harsh coat
  • Brush regularly
  • Pluck hair in ears and on feet
  • Professionally pluck hair twice a year
  • Average shedder
Scottish Terrier
  • Harsh, wiry outer coat; soft, dense under coat
  • Brush twice a week
  • Sheds heavily during shedding seasons
  • Baths and dry shampoo only when needed
Sealyham Terrier
  • Long, hand, wiry coat
  • Non-shedding breed
  • Brush twice a week
  • Professional stripping required for show dogs
Shetland Sheepdog
  • Soft, smooth coat
  • Brush daily to prevent tangles
  • Sheds heavily during shedding seasons
  • Baths and dry shampoo when needed
Shiba Inu
  • Harsh, straight coat
  • Brush with firm bristle brush
  • Baths given only when needed
  • Sheds heavily during shedding seasons
Shih Tzu
  • Long, dense coat
  • Trim coat regularly
  • Brush daily with firm bristle brush
  • Tie hair on top to prevent from coming on face
  • Check and clean eyes and ears regularly
  • Non-shedding breed
Siberian Husky
  • Soft, dense under coat; smooth, straight outer coat
  • Sheds heavily during shedding seasons
  • Brush hair with metal comb during shedding seasons
  • Baths given only when needed
  • Trim nails regularly
Spinone Italiano
  • Wiry, rough coat
  • Brush hair weekly
  • Pull out dead hair regularly
  • Clean eyes and beard daily
  • Baths given only when needed
Staffordshire
  • Soft, sleek coat
  • Brush with firm bristle brush
  • Wipe with damp towel
  • Baths and dry shampoo when needed
Tibetan Spaniel
  • Long, silky coat
  • Average shedder
  • Brush hair regularly
  • Clean ears and teeth regularly
  • Clip nails regularly
  • Trim hair between pads of feet
  • Baths given only when needed
Tibetan Terrier
  • Long, fine outer coat; soft, woolly under coat
  • Brush with metal comb regularly
  • Remove extra hair from ears
  • Trim hair around eyes and pads of feet
  • Baths and dry shampoo when needed
  • Use mild shampoo for bathing
Toy Fox Terrier
  • Shiny, satin coat
  • Very little shedding
  • Trim nails regularly
  • Give occasional baths
Vizsla
  • Short, smooth coat
  • Average shedder
  • Brush with firm bristle brush
  • Trim nails regularly
  • Occasional dry shampoo
  • Baths given only when needed
  • Use mild soap while bathing
Wiemaraner
  • Short, smooth coat
  • Average shedder
  • Brush with firm bristle brush
  • Trim nail regularly
  • Occasional dry shampoo
  • Use mild soap while bathing
Cardigan Welsh Corgi
  • Short, hard coat
  • Brush with firm bristle brush
  • Baths given only when needed
Welsh Springer Spaniel
  • Straight, flat coat
  • Brush with stiff bristle brush
  • Professional grooming required
  • Check and clean ears regularly
  • Clip nails regularly
  • Trim hair between toes
  • Baths and dry shampoo when needed
Welsh Terrier
  • Hard, wiry coat
  • Brush three times a week
  • Trim hair regularly
  • Baths given only when needed
West Highland White Terrier
  • Hard, straight, wiry outer coat; soft under coat
  • Non-shedding breed
  • Brush with stiff bristle brush
  • Trim hair around eyes and ears regularly
  • Baths given only when needed
Whippet
  • Short, smooth coat
  • Average shedder
  • Wipe with damp cloth
  • Brush with firm bristle brush
  • Baths given only when needed
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
  • Shaggy, straight, soft coat
  • Brush weekly
  • Professional grooming twice a year
  • Baths given only when needed
Yorkshire Terrier
  • Long coat
  • Non-shedding breed
  • Brush daily to prevent tangles
  • Clean teeth regularly
  • Tie hair on top to keep out of eyes
As we discussed earlier, purchase good quality tools and equipment to ensure utmost care of your dog's health. Join a training course, and learn all that's required to keep your dog clean and smelling pleasant.