## Pet Grooming Tips - Volume 1 #### Pet Grooming Tips - Volume 1 ##

Hello There and Welcome to Pet Grooming Tips Volume 1!

This is a series created to educate and provide information for grooming pets. In this first instalment, I'm going to go over 6 breeds of dogs and the type of grooming necessary for them. The 6 the Affenpinscher, the Norfolk Terrier, the Afghan Hound, the Dalmatian, the Norwegian Elkhound, the Airedale Terrier, the Golden Retriever, the Saint Bernard, and the Saluki.

Affenpinscher

The Affenpinscher has a very harsh coat and sheds very little hair. Very little grooming is needed. You can comb or brush the fur weekly, but it should never be clipped. Plucking is sometimes necessary. Pay special attention to the eyes as hair can grow at the sides.

Norfolk Terrier

The Norfolk Terrier sheds lightly with a shaggy, waterproof coat that is medium in length. Daily brushing is needed, though you should pay extra attention when this dog is shedding. Baths and dry shampoos should be given only when needed.

Afghan Hound

Afghan Hounds have a long, thick coat that does require grooming on a daily basis. This breed is prone to mats and tangles, which can be prevented with daily brushing. An occasional bath, maybe twice a week, will help as well. This breed is an average shedder.

Dalmatian

Dalmatians are clean dogs, though their short coat sheds constantly throughout the year and heavily twice a year. This dog should be brushed regularly, at least once or twice a week, to remove dead hairs and control shedding. Baths should be given only when necessary.

Norwegian Elkhound

The Norwegian Elkhound has a hard, coarse coat which resists both water and dirt. This breed should be brushed regularly. Because this dog is a sheds seasonally, it's best at this time to use a rubber brush or wooden comb with a double row of metal teeth to remove dead hair. Baths should be given only when needed.

Airedale Terrier

Because of their hard, short-haired coat, this breed needs a lot of grooming. They have a double coat, which requires plucking twice a year.Iif their coat is kept stripped, these dogs will do very little shedding. Wash the beard regularly to keep it free of food residue.

Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever is an average shedder with a soft, thick, water-repellent outercoat and a fairly dense undercoat. To decrease shedding, brush regularly with a firm bristle brush, once daily if possible. You should only bathe this breed when needed, but it can be given a dry shampoo fairly regularly. Take care when removing mats.

Saint Bernard

The Saint Bernard can have either a shorthaired coat or a rough-haired coat. The shorthaired coat is dense and smooth, while the rough-haired coat is longer with feathering on the thighs and legs. These breeds shed twice a year and require daily brushing with a firm bristle brush. Baths should be given only when necessary and a mild soap must be used to avoid stripping the coat of its oils.

Saluki

The coat of the Saluki can be either smooth or feathered. Both have short, silky hair. The feathered coat, however, has feathering on the ears, tail and legs. Brush both coats occasionally. Also make sure to clean the ears.
by Kendrick Chee
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Kendrick Chee is an experienced pet groomer and has been involved with training individuals interested in becoming pet groomers themselves. He currently runs the newly established website, Any Pet Grooming to educate people about pet grooming and how to become a pet groomer online.
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