Short & Double Coats
- Labrador retrievers
Frequency: short haired fur does not require a lot of brushing. Brushing dog hair twice a week is essential to keep it healthy, and its coat untangled. You can increase the brushing frequency in the shedding season.
Brushing: always brush in the direction of fur to keep it smooth and use brushes with beautiful teeth to ensure thorough combing. Make use of essential pet oils to moisten up the skin under the coat and to soften up the fur. If you find any tangled hair, gently repeat the brushing in that area until done.
FYI: professional consultation is necessary for your dog’s coat. Expect to take your dog to a professional groomer about once every two months.
Recommended Brushes: Hertzko Self Cleaning Slicker Brush | Safari Bristle Brush for Dogs with Wood Handle | FURminator Dog Rake |FURminator deShedding Tool for Dogs
Short & Smooth
Frequency: Once a week brushing is quite sufficient for this type of coat, however, de-shedding is required when the dog starts putting off a lot of hair.
Brushing: the ideal way to brush the short and smooth coat is to make use of a brush that has soft to medium sized bristles, and it can reach deep down to the skin. You should brush gently, and the mats and tangled should not be intended to rag off, as your pet is never going to welcome it again.
FYI: you can give your dog some supplements rich in fatty acids to enhance the health of their hair and skin and to avoid too much hair shedding in the house.
Recommended Brushes: SUMCOO Stainless Steel Pet Dog & Cat Shedding Comb and Grooming Comb | Safari Bristle Brush for Dogs with Wood Handle | FURminator Dog Rake |FURminator deShedding Tool for Dogs
Short & Wiry
- Wirehaired Dachshunds
Frequency: since the hair is hard and wiry, they require regular combing and trimming. The very short hair does not need daily grooming, but little longer ones ask for a grooming session every day.
Brushing: the hard, wiry hair asks for an anti-static spray to be put on the hair to assist thorough and gentle combing effect. Work line upwards bylines in the direction of the hair growth, starting from the foot of the dog and moving all the way up to the head of the dog. Use a long-tailed comb to remove the tangles where necessary.
FYI: Anti-static spray can keep the hair of the dog with wiry coat easier to manage and comb and shed.
Recommended brushes: Pet Grooming Brush -Self Cleaning Slicker Brush for Dogs |
Monkun Self Cleaning Slicker Brush For dog| | Safari Bristle Brush for Dogs with Wood Handle
Long & Silky
- Silky terriers
- Yorkshire terriers
These types of breeds don’t have an undercoat area to speak of. Therefore, be sure to use a brush that will be comfortable on their skin.
Frequency: at least once every day, you can increase the cycle for the de-shedding days
Brushing: Long-haired dogs require deep brushing and deep conditioning to keep their hair tangle and mat free. It is essential to take the reasonable amount of time and start brushing the long hair of your dog making small portions for cleaning. Starting from the rear legs and moving all the way up, take small pieces of hair and comb them away. Be gentle with the tangles and mats so that you do not hurt your dog during the combing process.
FYI: A comb with long straight metallic teeth is ideal for the long hair, and if the teeth have rubber pointers at the end, it would be very comfortable for your dog.
Recommended Brushes: Self-Cleaning Slicker Brush for Dogs |Pet Stainless Steel Comb | Professional Dog De-shedding Brush| 2 in 1 Dog Grooming Tool Set