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How to Groom Double Coated Dogs

How to Groom Double Coated Dogs

With summer just around the corner, many dogs are shedding like crazy. For owners of double-coated breeds, from the fluffy golden retriever to the woolly Samoyed, looking at all that matted fur is a nightmare. In addition to having a thick undercoat, the thick and often coarse top coat can seem like a difficult task to manage. The coat can range from a short dense coat to a long woolly coat. Soon it will be time to take the puppy in for that seasonal grooming. Some owners like to have all of this fur shaved off to avoid overheating. However, have you ever wondered if this is really an effective method of cooling down your panting pup?

Admittedly, grooming double-coated breeds can be a little tricky. Let’s look at the problem. Long-haired, double-coated breeds have been bred to withstand colder temperatures. This often means a lot of shedding and eventual matting. Gamma textures. These dogs need extra brushing and shedding to get rid of hair. They are extra work, but also some of the most beautiful dogs.

The top coat is also known as the guard coat. It protects the dog from the weather, and the coarser hairs separate the finer undercoats, preventing them from matting. Some owners want this undercoat shaved off, believing it will keep the dog cooler. This is not so. Dogs only sweat from their tongues and noses, not from their skin. The fur blocks the sun and facilitates the proper exchange of heat and air. If the undercoat is trimmed, it will look like all the fur is growing back softer, but the hairs you see are just the undercoat as it grows back. This hair will be thick, matte easily and regrow in patches and shed frequently until the top coat grows back and brings it back into balance. Shaving double hair can also cause sunburn, scaling and other skin conditions.

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