Grooming your dog is essential not only for keeping their coat clean but also to remove ticks, fleas and other such irritants which, if left lingering on their hairs, could lead to the development of unhealthy skin conditions. Just as you wouldn’t use the same strategy for trimming tight hair and cutting dreadlocks, though, the right way of grooming your dog is dependent on the type of coat that it has.
Naturally, dogs with double, long or thick coats such as rough collies, red setters and Irish wolfhounds will require greater effort in grooming. That isn’t to say, though, that grooming for dogs with smoother or thinner coats can be taken lightly. It’s still advisable to have your dog groomed daily or every second day, depending on the type of coat that it has. Hairless dogs like Chinese crested don’t require grooming as such but should still be bathed regularly with shampoo and moisturiser so that they don’t develop potentially harmful skin conditions.
Find out the best grooming strategy for your dog in the infographic below from Clippers Ireland.