Poodle Dogs Information
It is highly recommended that you groom your Poodle Dogs
as it can prevent skin problems from occurring.
Putting some skin cream in your Dog First Aid Kit is always important as there is a high chance Poodles will have some sort of skin problem once in their life.
Poodle Grooming is a big part of owning a Standard Poodle and or a Miniature Poodle, as many poodle owners know, these dogs do not have the same type of coat that many other dogs have.
They were bred to have a moisture-resistant coat to help them become better Swimmers. In turn, their fur does not shed and can actually be considered somewhat like human hair.
Many dog lovers who are allergic to dogs prefer this dog because their coat does not give them any reactions.
Their hair needs to be cut every six weeks, so that it does not become an inconvenience to the dog. Learning how to cut your dogs' hair is actually quite easy and you do not have to spend a lot of money hiring a professional to do it for you.
Here is a list of some basic equipment in order to properly groom your poodle dogs:
- You'll need canine friendly shampoo along with conditioner to help make their fur soft. Conditioning spray is also useful when you are just brushing your dog.
- An array of brushes - You will need a pin brush for long hair. Both types of slicker brush. The curved style does wonders to thick coats and can help untangle matted hair. The soft slicker one is used for everyday brushing. The last brush you'll need is a Greyhound comb to help with styling.
- Nail and ear cleaners - Make sure you look up how to properly cut Your Dogs Nails, because cutting too short will make them bleed and could cause an infection.
- You'll need at least a 8 inch and a 10 inch straight and curved scissors and some good clippers - There are many brands such as Andis, Oster, and Wahl that are excellent for your purpose. It is important to keep them clean, so you'll need some sort of blade wash, a spray disinfectant, lubricating oil, compressed air, and an old toothbrush to clean any hair stuck in the blades.
- Finding the right size blade can be tricky. If you are new at this then you should use a 15 for the face, feet, and tail. Dogs with sensitive skin should also use a 15. When have a little more experience then you should use a 10. Depending on how long your want the hair, you can use A 3F, 4F, 5F or 7F for the entire body. You will need to have a container for them, as it would be rather unsafe and unsanitary for them to be out in the open.
- And lastly, a work station for your poodle dogs. A big table where you can put your dog on it and work. A grooming table is ideal, as you can safely fasten your dog to it and not worry about him jumping off of the table.
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