The Newfoundland is a breed that carries a thick, bristly topcoat as well as a similarly coarse undercoat. Both coats are highly water-resistant due to the dog's genetics. A Newfoundland will shed his undercoat two times yearly while shedding the top coat regularly during a year. There is natural oil sheen on this particular breed's fur that helps protect his sensitive skin from extreme changes in the weather.
Before giving a bath to a Newfoundland, it is important to comb or brush dead hair and to do a tiny bit of trimming. Make sure to not brush the hair frontward but instead backwards, and do not tease the hair. Because the Newfoundland's coat naturally keeps water and dirt off of it, it only needs to be brushed and requires very few baths so as not to dry the coat and skin out. What a Newfoundland owner can do is dry shampoo her/his dog. It is a form of shampooing where no water is necessary.
The dry shampoo can come in either powder or mist form. The product DryDry Instant Clean cleans without water or a rinse. Aloe, vitamin E, and panthenol are all ingredients in it in order to give a dog's coat a shine. The panthenol is supposed to make the coat easier to brush, so it might be a good idea with this product to bath before brushing. Aloe Vera extract in the product brings immediate cooling relief to fleabites and helps soothe itching. Aloe contains minerals, proteins, and enzymes that help soften the coat and soothe the skin. Vitamin E, UV Protector, and skin moisturizer are also included in the product. However, if your Newfoundland's coat is shiny enough, then you should try the dry shampoo as a powder.
The Premium Dry Shampoo Powder for Dogs cleans by zapping dirt from the coat, and leaving a fresh smell behind. If you so choose to bath your Newfoundland the regular way, be prepared to face the cleanup, which is practically nonexistent with dry shampooing. And that can save you time and frustration.
When drying your dog, there are many different methods to take. First use a towel to sponge up the water that is left on the dog since he has probably sent most of it flying with a swift shake of his body. A hair dryer is a great option to use after the towel. But be careful because the hair dryer could be very hot and then burn a dog's skin. As you dry, comb through the Newfoundland's hair to prevent it from matting. Also, remove any hair the water may have caused to break off. Make sure to praise and reward your Newfoundland after the bath.