There are different types of coat inside the double and single coated categories and it might be well worth looking at these types as it can help define your pet’s coat and thus how you groom it more effectively.

Listed below are 2 types of dog coats:

Smooth Coat

Breeds like the Basset Hound, Beagle, Boston Terrier, Boxer, Bulldog, Dalmatian, Great Dane, Greyhound, Labrador Retriever, Miniature Pinscher, Pug, Rottweiler and Weimeraner have smooth coats.

The coat is slick, shiny and quite short as a general principle and thus do not need as much top dog grooming as most other dogs. The overall grooming routine for smooth coated dogs must contain regular brushing and occasional bathrooms.

Brushing is imperative to ensure that the natural oils created by the coats are spread evenly across the surface of the fur as well as ensuring that all stray hairs are removed.

Medium Coat

The breeds which fall under this category include the Akita, Australian Shepherd, Border Collie, Brittany, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, German Shepherd Dog, Golden Retriever, Great Pyrenees, Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Saint Bernard and Siberian Husky.

These breeds have coats that exceed an inch thick but still seem to be relatively brief and are easy to groom. These coats don’t typically get tangled or matted and tend to keep little in the way of dirt.

Although you may have to incorporate a cut into your dressing routine, experts urge a brush once weekly plus also a bath once a month to get all these dogs.

Although these breeds normally have an undercoat as well as shield hair, they do not often shed up to heavier coated breeds.

However, you should still be careful to make certain that they’re dry following baths because any lingering dampness may lead to illness.

In the end, a puppy’s health can be measured by it’s coat.