Some dog breeds need a little more grooming to maintain their beautiful coats.
Pet owners know that even if quick baths can be done at home, some dog breeds need grooming. Dogs’ coats have a number of different grooming needs that go beyond daily brushing. For example, double-coated pooches can’t always get by with regular brushing and combing. Double coats mean a coat shot, and the grooming that goes with it. Dog owners who know and love these puppies with thick undercoats know they should visit a professional groomer from time to time.
Groomers can remove any tangles that may appear in the coats of these high-maintenance puppies, and professional grooming takes care of some of the more difficult tasks like nail trimming. Groomers will also take care of some of the more nasty jobs, like pulling out your pup’s glands and getting the clippers to your pup’s legs and back.
12 Dog Breeds That Need Grooming
1. Bichon Frize
Bichon Frizes need a lot of attention, and their coats could use some love too. These puppies have hair instead of fur, and it can get quite matted if their owners don’t give them daily attention. So even if they have short coats, a monthly dog grooming trip should be put on the calendar to keep these pooches looking their best.
Your poodle’s grooming schedule depends on how you want him to look. For example, if you want him to have long hair, he will need to visit his favorite groomer every two weeks. But, if you shave their coat, also known as a kennel trim, they will have less need to visit their groomer, and a weekly brushing will suffice for a little while.
Samoyeds are full of fluffy white fur. These double coated puppies shed a lot. So it’s no surprise to Samoyed owners that these puppies need a little more attention when it comes to grooming. Additionally, their white coat can get dirty easily, leading to more frequent bathing times.
4. Siberian Husky
There is nothing low maintenance about a Siberian Husky. These puppies with big personalities can shed a lot. Even though they are not long-haired dogs, they still need regular grooming to maintain their coat.
5. Lhasa Apso
Formerly Tibetan temple guardians, these little puppies have long hair and shiny coats. However, it is a thick double coat and grows quite quickly. Your Lhasa Apso will need regular trimming to keep their locks at a manageable length.
6. Shih Tzu
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Long-haired Shih Tzus need their long coats brushed daily to prevent tangling. However, if your Shih Tzu has a shorter coat, his routine is a little less rigorous. It is enough to brush them every two to three days. Either way, their curly coats will require professional attention.
7. Yorkshire Terrier
Yorkies’ fur can come in several different styles. They can have a smooth coat, or they can be wavy or even spiky. These adorable puppies need lots of attention so their hair doesn’t grow on their faces and take over. Of course, they are small dogs, so grooming is a tricky business. Most Yorkie owners choose to take their pooches to a professional groomer.
Cockapoos are a designer breed created from a cocker spaniel and a poodle. These curly-haired puppies need a little extra attention around their ears and paws to tame their curls. Some puppies may even need a hygiene pad. Flat-Coated Cockapoos don’t really shed and are low-maintenance, requiring brushing a few times a week. At around six to eight months, your curly-haired cockapoo may need a good trim. Baths should be done once every one to three months, or as needed if you have a pup that likes to play in the mud.
The Maltese may be the perfect companion dog, but his fur is one of a kind. They have a straight, silky coat that should be brushed daily; otherwise, they will get tangled. Their hair also grows quickly and needs to be cut so it doesn’t touch the ground. They are also white animals, meaning they tend to get dirty very easily. Hope your Maltese likes the water as weekly baths are in his future.
Komondors have a lot of fur. Their corded coat almost looks like dreadlocks and requires a bit of maintenance. They don’t need to be brushed like most other dogs, but their fur can get dirty easily. Komondor owners should focus on keeping them clean, especially when their cords are forming.
11. Cocker Spaniel
Cocker Spaniels need lots of grooming to keep their coats silky and smooth. Whether long-haired or short-haired, they should be brushed daily and bathed regularly. Cocker Spaniel owners often cut their hair to keep their beautiful manes in check.
12. Afghan Hound
Afghan Hounds are known for their long, luxurious coats. To keep their hair smooth, these puppies need regular grooming. Prospective Afghan Hound owners will spend a lot of time maintaining their silky coat. This is definitely a dog breed that needs grooming from time to time.
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