Grooming tips for owners of long haired dogs

Grooming tips for owners of long haired dogs
April 5, 2018

Having a dog can be a lot of fun; however, it is important to remember that more of work goes along it. This applies in particular with a long haired breeds of dog such as Yorkshire Terrier , Bearded Collie, Afghan Hound  or other , these dogs require high maintenance, more attention and care compare to other breeds of dog. For instance, Grooming is the most challenging and expensive aspect of owning a long haired dog.

When grooming a long haired dog, some things are required to be done, and this includes bathing, trimming, brushing,  clipping, etc. You always can opt for a professional dog groomer to do the work as an alternative, However, do not forget that grooming a dog is an excellent opportunity to bond with them by spending more time with them, and this advantage should not be wasted. Also, keep in mind that the dog feels much more comfortable with their owner doing the caring than a stranger.



“Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are a god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.”― Christopher Hitchens

There are many important aspects when it comes to longhaired dogs grooming. One of these important aspects is brushing. A thorough brushing should be before and after every bath, however, it is crucial not to be immoderate with the brushing because it can result to balding. Bathing is another important aspect and should be done regularly.

Normally, everyday grooming will be helpful with longhaired dogs, specifically because of their full long coat. Frequent brushing, combing or brushing is essential to remove substantial hair shedding from the dog. If this hair shed is left, it will at the end fall out and get all over your home floor and the furniture. One great idea for longhaired dogs grooming is to have a photo album of the long-haired dog’s haircuts that they like, and so they can have their dog's hair cut exactly what they want.


When choosing from the different longhaired dogs cuts available everything will depend on the purpose of your dog. For instance, a dog show competition dogs will require a particular hair cut as requested by the dog club competition sponsor. But a pet dog can have any prefered by the owner. In all, a trim keeps a longhaired dog looking neat and clean.