Grooming stimulates skin health, helps control parasite invasion and helps your dog look and feel good.
Here is a rough guide to the grooming needs of different breeds.
Long Coat Breeds
(e.g. German Shepherd, Collie, Old English Sheepdog, Spitzes)
Short Coat Breeds
(e.g. Corgi, Boxer, Whippet, Dachshund)
Silky Coat Breeds
(e.g. Yorkshire Terrier, Cocker Spaniels, Pekinese)
- Daily brushing and combing
- Coat-stripping with bath every 3 months
Curly Coat Breeds
- Brushing every 2 days
- Clipping with bath every 6-8 weeks
Wire-Haired Coat Breeds
(e.g. Terriers, Schnauzers)
- Daily Combing
- Stripping of top coat with bath every 3-4 months
- Clip every 6-8 weeks
All breeds can be bathed on a weekly or fortnightly basis (dogs with skin problems should follow veterinary instructions on the frequency of bathing).