How to Wash and Groom Different Dog Coats with Different Shampoos

Different dog breeds require different kinds of shampoo for bath time, and also different levels of grooming.

Smooth Coats:

great dane smooth coatThis includes popular breeds like:

  • Daschunds
  • Basset Hounds
  • Boxers
  • Great Danes

Grooming:

These dogs are relatively low-maintenance, grooming-wise. They may shed in summer but they only need to be brushed once or twice a week in order to get natural oils distributed the throughout the coat.

Washing:

These dogs can usually be washed with any dog shampoo, but as they can be prone to dry skin Aloe Vera Pet Shampoo is the best option.

Double Coats:labrador double coat grooming

Dogs with double coats include popular breeds like:

  • Huskies
  • Chow Chows
  • Collies
  • Labradors
  • Pomeranians

Grooming:

Double coated dogs need regular brushing to thin out and remove dead skin and hair. This will also help avoid knots before it becomes a problem. You should brush your double coated dog 3-5 times a week for a luscious coat.

Washing:

Washing double-coated dogs can be a lengthy affair as there is a lot of dense hair to wash, which will take even longer to dry. Use a Tea Tree Pet Shampoo to get the most out of the bath so your pup will stay clean and pest-free until bath time comes around again. This will avoid ticks and fleas from sitting on the coat.

Curly Coats:grooming a dog with a curly coat

Dogs with curly coats include popular breeds like:

  • Poodles
  • Welsh Terriers
  • Airedale Terriers
  • Bichon Frise

Grooming:

Curly coated dogs require frequent grooming and you may have to brush them at least once a day to avoid knots and clumps forming in the hair. You have to brush their fur to keep it free from foreign elements like grass and leaves.

Washing:

A Conditioning Pet Shampoo will help comb out any knots and leave the dog’s coat feeling soft.

Long Coats:grooming longhaired dog shampoo

Dogs with curly coats include popular breeds like:

  • Shih Tzus
  • Cocker Spaniels
  • Maltese Poodles
  • Pomeranians
  • Yorkshire Terriers

Grooming:

Long haired dogs will need to be shaved in the summer so they do not over heat; their long hair must also be maintained for the winter. Depending on the length, you will need to brush in the morning and at night, preferably every day- though every second or third day will do too!

Washing:

A High Shine Pet Shampoo is perfect for keeping your long-haired dog’s coat healthy and shining all year-round.