Everything you need to know about wiry coat health
From Jack Russells to Yorkies, wiry haired dog breeds will always have a place close to the hearts of many dog lovers. Some iconic breeds boast this coat type and it’s blessed with character. That said, the wiry nature of the coat can present a frustration and problem for many home groomers keen to get their pet looking ship shape.
This wiry haired grooming guide from your groomers at The Pet Retreat should give you all the information you need to keep your dog’s coat healthy and looking great.
A wiry coat, sometimes referred to as a “broken coat”, feels exactly as the name suggests. The coat is rough and coarse to the touch and the hair is thick and bristly when compared to the soft coats that other dogs possess.
Wiry haired dog breeds were initially used for hunting small animals, with their rough and ready coats protecting them from sharp plants in the undergrowth. Now though they tend to be favoured by people who have dog allergies as they don’t shed their coat, unlike many other dogs. This lack of shedding creates a unique requirement for grooming however, as it’s necessary to pull the old dead hairs out using a process known as hand stripping.
How to use a dematting comb
If your dog is prone to regular matting, a dematting comb can help remove mats easily and painlessly. Follow these steps for using a dematting comb:
No matter what type of coat your dog has, you can find all of these essential grooming tools at Petco. If you have any questions about what type of coat your specific breed falls into, or if you have a mixed breed dog, your local Petco groomer is happy to help point you in the right direction.
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