Grooming Needs of the UK’s Five Most Popular Dog Breeds
Make grooming easy and chose the right tools for your dog’s coat. Below, Groomers have devised a basic guide to grooming needs for the UK’s five most popular dog breeds. Scroll down to see if your dog makes the top five…
Tools required: Slicker brush, combination comb, shedding blade, Groomers Aromatherapy Shampoo.
Grooming needs: Labradors have quite short coats, but they do shed, so you will need to brush your Lab once or twice a week to remove any loose undercoat hair. You will also need to run a shedding blade over the dog’s coat a few times a month to keep on top of the shedding, especially during your dog’s moulting season. Labrador coats do not need clipping or trimming, but you will need to bathe your dog around every 8 – 12 weeks to keep him smelling fresh.
Tools required: Slicker brush, pin brush or comb, Groomers Groom and Detangle, Wahl Multi-Cut Clipper pack.
Grooming needs: Silky coated breeds such as the Cocker Spaniel need brushing several times a week, if not daily. They can also be susceptible to matts – use Groom and Detangle and a comb or pin brush to tease out any knots. Cockers can also need an occasional clip to avoid excessive coat length, especially in areas prone to matting. Try the Wahl Multi-Cut pack, which has everything needed to clip at home.
Tools required: Slicker brush, pin brush or comb, Groomers Groom and Detangle, Wahl Multi-Cut Clipper pack, bull nosed scissors.
Grooming needs: Like its cousin the Cocker Spaniel, Springer Spaniels have silky coats that need brushing several times a week. Use Groom and Detangle and a comb or pin brush to tease out any knots, and clip the coat occasionally to avoid excessive length. You may also choose to trim the hair around the head, neck, ears and feet with bull nosed scissors to keep the coat looking neat.
Tools required: Slicker brush, shedding blade, bull nosed scissors.
Grooming needs: These dogs have double-coats, so they will shed. Brush twice weekly with a slicker brush to remove loose undercoat hair, and use a shedding blade when needed too, especially during your dog’s moulting season. Use bull nosed scissors to trim any excess hair between paws and under arms.
Tools required: Palm pad, Groomers Seaweed and Cucumber Shampoo, stripping knife.
Grooming needs: Brush your Border Terrier weekly with a palm pad to help maintain coat texture, prevent matts and remove loose hair. Bathe monthly with our Seaweed and Cucumber Shampoo, which rejuvinates coarse coats without over conditioning. Use a stripping knife twice a year to remove loose hair and keep coats trim and shapely. Complete hand-stripping at home or take your dog to a professional groomer.