Grooming Needs of the UK’s Five Most Popular Dog Breeds
To make sure that you’re choosing the right tools for your dog’s coat, we have put together a guide for the grooming needs of the UK’s top five most popular dog breeds. Scroll down to see if your dog makes the top five…
Ranking in at No 1. Labrador
Tools required for Labrador Grooming:
Pin comb brush, dematting comb, shedding blade
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.
Ranking in at No.2 Cocker Spaniel
Tools required for Cocker Spaniel grooming:
Slicker brush, pin brush or comb, a detangling brush, clippers
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 a detangle brush or pin comb to tease out any knots that could cause further issues. Cocker Spaniels can also need an occasional clip to avoid excessive coat length, especially in areas prone to matting– if you’re not confident doing this yourself, be sure to consult your local grooming salon for assitance.
Ranking in No.3 Jack Russell
Tools required for Jack Russells grooming:
Bristle brush, clippers
Grooming needs: Use a bristle brush on your Jack Russell to ensure that you’re eradicating any loose and rogue hairs that are on the surface of your dog’s coat. Throughout shedding season, you will want to brush your Jack Russel once a day and bathe only when necessary to avoid sore or flaky skin.
Ranking in No.4 Staffordishire Bull Terrier
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Tools required for grooming Staffordshire Bull Terriers
Bristle brush, deshedding brush, clippers
Grooming needs: Luckily, Staffordshire Bull Terriers are low maintenance when it comes to their grooming needs. You will want to brush your Staffy once every other day to keep on top of any loose hairs. Staffordshire Bull Terriers have naturally glossy coats, so it’s important not to wash them too often or you will be eradicating natural oils and vitamins out of their coats.
Ranking in No.5 Cockapoo
Tools required for grooming Cockapoos
Soft-headed pin brush, dematting comb and clippers
Grooming needs: Cockapoos will need regular grooming due to their tight curls and thick coats. Living an active lifestyle, cockapoos are likely to get seeds, dirt and twigs stuck in their coat so will need to be brushed to smooth out the fur. To avoid your cockapoo’s coat gathering dust and dirt, you will need to bath your dog regularly to keep them looking and smelling fresh.
What type of dogs are low maintenance?
No dog breed is entirely low maintenance, but if you keep on top of your grooming regime you’ll find that you’re easily able to manage your pet’s coat. However, the short haired breeds such as Beagles and Greyhounds tend to take less grooming time than the likes of Retrievers or Poodles.
How do you know if your dog needs grooming?
You should follow the grooming advice according to specific dog breeds however if your dog is moulting, knotted or dirty– we reccommend you take the time to groom your dog through baths and brushes.
We hope that this blog has helped clear any grooming queries for the UK’s top 5 dog breeds!