At dog shows, long-haired breeds are of particular interest to the audience. The sparkling coat, hair-to-hair, intricate fashionable hairstyle - all this really gives the dog a very impressive look.
Have a desire to have a "fluffy" in your apartment? Do not rush to make a choice, first weigh the pros and cons. If you want your fluffy pet to always look perfect and not turn into a ball of dirty rolled up hair, get ready to devote some time daily to caring for the dog, that is, grooming.
What is grooming
In short, grooming is a system of caring for the body and coat of a dog. The main components of grooming are washing the animal and cleaning its fur from dirt.
In this case, it will be useful to use nourishing and healing conditioners and masks. If you have a show dog, then you need to know what types of shampoos and conditioners are right for your dog.
The concept of grooming includes proper drying of wool, removal of dead hairs, gentle untangling of tangles. To do this, you will have to purchase a professional hairdryer or find a good dog salon.
If necessary, trim the coat if your dog is a long-haired dog. You can independently take haircut courses and then your pet will always look well-groomed.
Combing, washing and drying
The dog must walk daily. After each walk, its coat should be combed out. This requires a special brush. Thorns, grass and other foreign bodies trapped in the long fur of the animal can lead to the formation of shreds and tangles. This will ruin the dog's appearance and significantly harm its health. But if the mug is still formed and does not lend itself to unraveling, you will have to use scissors and carefully cut it.
To bathe a fluffy dog, you need to select a special shampoo suitable for its type of coat. Make sure the coat is soaked right down to the base before shampooing. It is better to dilute the shampoo with a little water before use. It is undesirable for the foam to get into the dog's eyes. If this happens, flush your eyes with clean water. Wash the coat in gentle strokes from the roots. Then rinse off the remaining shampoo thoroughly with clean water.
Drying should begin with towel drying to remove excess water. Do not rub a fluffy dog with a towel or perform circular motions while wiping. This can cause the coat to become brittle and tangled.
The dog can dry naturally, or you can use a hair dryer. If drying is natural, then a blanket of thick terry cloth should be put on the dog. This will protect your pet from hypothermia. If you dry your dog with a hair dryer, make sure that the air flow is in the direction of the growth of the coat.
After washing, be sure to comb the coat while it is still slightly damp. For this procedure, it is a good idea to have special combs for wool and brushes for removing undercoat.
Taking care of a fluffy dog takes time, certain finances and special skills. However, the flawless look of your beloved pet is worth it.