How Often Should You Groom Your Dog?

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Find out in our handy Dog Grooming Frequency Guide

Dog grooming is an important part of keeping your furry friend healthy and happy. The frequency at which you groom your dog will depend on their coat type. Here is a guide to how often different types of dogs should be groomed or hand stripped:

Short hair dogs: These dogs have short, smooth coats that don’t require a lot of maintenance. They should be brushed occasionally to remove any loose hair, but they typically don’t need to be groomed or hand stripped as often although they can benefit from a groom every 3 to 4 months. It’s worth noteing some smoth coated dogs will have creases that need a regular clean weekly and will benefit from grooming every 2 to 3 months

Wire hair dogs: Wire haired dogs have a unique coat that needs to be hand stripped to maintain its texture and appearance. Hand stripping is a process of plucking out the dead hair by hand instead of cutting it with scissors or clippers. This should be done every 2-4 months.

Long hair dogs: Long haired dogs have a soft, flowing coat that requires regular grooming to maintain its appearance. They should be brushed daily to prevent tangles and matting, and they should be groomed every 4 to 8 weeks. This includes trimming hair around their ears, paws, and tail.

Double coated dogs: Double coated dogs have a thick undercoat that insulates them from the cold. They should be brushed at least once a week to remove loose hair and prevent matting. They should also be groomed every 6 to 8 weeks. This will help remove the undercoat, which will prevent overheating during the summer.

It is important to note that every dog is different and this schedule may not be suitable for all dogs and may be a burden on finances. A professional groomer can help you determine the best grooming schedule for your dog based on their coat type, breed, and lifestyle.

In summary, the grooming frequency depends on the coat type of your dog. Short hair dogs should be brushed occasionally, Wire hair dogs should be hand stripped every 2-3 months, Long hair dogs should be brushed daily and groomed every 4 to 8 weeks and Double coated dogs should be brushed weekly and groomed every 2- 3 months.

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