Sunday, June 5, 2011

Variety of Breeds

The German Shepard (top photo) and Golden Retriever (second photo) are usually groomed using the furminating process - special shampoo & cream rinse that helps to loosen the dead hair and then furminator combs remove the excess. It's best to do this on a regular basis - about every 6 weeks.

The Mini Schnauzer (on couch with Golden) also gets groomed every 6 weeks. His body is shaved, and his head is trimmed to maintain his bushy beard and eyebrows.

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (third photo) and the Papillon Spaniel (fourth photo) are also furminated. Like all dogs with long hair on the legs and ears, knots may form and will have to be combed out or snipped.

Australian Shepards and collie types can be furminated or given a long shave down like the one in the last photo. Labradors and Chows sometimes benefit from a shave down, too.

All breeds of dogs should have their ears, nails and teeth checked on a regular basis, such as once or twice a month. Keep an eye out for fleas, unusual skin conditions and lumps that grow.

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