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    How to Give Your Dog Style | Dogs and Puppies

    Articlegeneral dog adviceThursday 07 April 2011
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    Dogs have a great deal of personality, each breed has a look and each pet has a different temperament. It is only natural that a dog owner will want to make their dog look the best it can. Giving your dog style is a current fashion craze so dog grooming is essential in having that designer pooch. There is a world of dog pampering products out there from hundreds of different brushes to shampoos that bring out the natural highlights in your dogs coat. There are so many dog groomers and pet products out there that can make your dog look fabulous, this article will just help you with some tips of your own.

    Dog Grooming Kit – Important Tools

    • Hard bristle brush.
    • Soft bristle brush.
    • Solid comb.
    • Shampoo and conditioner.

    Dog Grooming for Shows

    • You will need to know your breed standard. Each breed will have different grooming characteristics and styles.
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    • If you intend to show your dog in the ring then your dog grooming skills must be up to scratch. There is no point in entering a dog whose coat doesn’t match up to the requirements.
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    • Use professional dog groomers; they have the skills to really make your dog wow the judges.

    Dog Grooming – Coat Care

    • You should brush your dog’s coat daily to keep it in good condition.
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    • Long coats must be cared for extremely well, making sure that all mats and tangles are removed.
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    • Giving your dog a brush each day will also allow you to examine your dog for any swellings, cuts or bruises that may have developed. By doing this you can nip any problems in the bud.
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    • Dog clippers should be used to clip a coat that needs a specific style. You should continue to use dog clippers regularly on this type of coat to keep it looking sharp.

    Dog Clipping – Pets not Show Dogs

    • If you do not want to show your dog then a more manageable and less high maintenance clip would probably suit you and your dog better. Even though show clips look fantastic they are not always practical to maintain over long periods of time.
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    • Some breeds of dog require much more grooming work than others, dogs with short hair usually require much less effort.

     

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