One of the great things about dogs is their fur.
Who doesn’t love to stroke their hands on to their dog’s fur? It’s relaxing and soothing both for you and your dog.
To take care of your dog’s fur, you will need to know how to brush or comb it.
In this article, we are going to enumerate the type of dog coat and the recommended type of brush you should use.
Short Smooth Coats
The first one we will cover are dogs with short smooth coats. A few of the dog breeds that belong to this criteria are:
Chihuahuas, hounds and most retrievers.
For this type of dog coat, the recommended brush to use are brushes that have soft to medium bristles. You would also want the bristles to be short and closely spaced together.
Short, Wiry Coats
Short and wiry coats are often seen in terrier breeds. The best type of brush to use is the slicker brush. You could also use a brush with short and closely spaced bristles.
Medium – Long Flowy Coats
A few of the dog breeds that belong to this type are Lhasa Apsos, Setters, Spaniels and Golder Retriever. The best brush to use are wire-pin brushes or a brush that has soft to medium brush bristles. You would also want the bristles to be long and widely spaced. To take care of mats and tangles, you would need a slicker brush.
Wooly Undercoats With Harsh Outer Coats
Pomeranians, Chows, Shepherds, Colies and Sheepdogs are a few of the dog breeds that feature this type of dog coat. The recommended brush to use are the ones with a firm bristle brush or wire-pin brush. Also, slicker brush is to be used for mats and tangles.
Thin And Delicate Coats
Maltese and Yorkies feature this kind of coat type. Use a wire-pin brush for this type of coat. For tangles and mats, you would want a soft slicker brush.
There are certain specialized and hybrid brushes that you are able to use for almost any kind of dog coats. One of those is the Desheddinator, so you might want to check it out as it can save you money, especially if you have more than one dog. This way, you can use one brush for all of them.