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The Cocker spaniel is well known for its beautiful, long coat which can make quite an impression in the competition ring. But those that are interested in adopting a Cocker spaniel should be forewarned - the Cocker spaniel's coat takes quite a lot of care, time and commitment, whether you're going to show your Cocker spaniel in the ring or not. They need frequent, even daily grooming, regular baths and regular trims. In this article, we'll take a look at what grooming is required for maintaining the beautiful coat of the Cocker spaniel. [...]
Cocker spaniels are well known for their long, pendulous ears covered with hair. While they are a very attractive feature of the dog, they require a lot of care to prevent problems such as ear infections. Ear infections can be quite painful, and without treatment can permanently damage the ears. In this article, we'll take a look at how you can help prevent ear infections and what treatment is available to cure them.
The major cause of ear infections in Cocker spaniels is not enough air circulation around the ear canal, which can make them extremely moist and much easier for an infection to start. You can check for signs of an ear infection by lifting up the ear and checking for red skin, a "cheesy" odor or any sign of discharge. [...]
The manner in which a Vizsla is to be groomed is an important, agreed upon matter whereas tail docking within the breed is a hotly contested and multifaceted topic. Tail docking is when some of the very tip of the tail is removed. There are two sides to the debate of tail docking and one side is just as impassioned as the other.
Traditionally, one third of a Hungarian Vizsla's tail is docked. It is not the only breed to have its tail docked but it is one who has the longest history of it occurring. However, Australia banned the practice in 2004. The reason was basically cited that tail docking was a form of abuse to the Vizsla, but subsequent to the ban a high number of injuries began happening to Vizslas with tails that have not been clipped. [...]
The Vizsla requires the same grooming any other breed dog would, except when it comes to his nails. Vizslas are rambunctious dogs who do not particularly care for their nails to be cut but whose nails grow incredibly fast and incredibly long. There is a period of time where cutting his nails will be especially difficult, but there are tips on how to handle this time and safely trim the Vizsla claws. They have to be trimmed regularly so as to prevent an accidental injury to himself and those in the household.
The Vizsla nails should be cut when they can be heard tapping the floor as he walks. Painful hangnails and even arthritis can result from poorly taken care of nails. [...]
Kooikerhondjes are just like humans in that they need good hygiene practices and good grooming to look and feel their best. Some of the basics of this upkeep include baths and brushing, special attention to eye care, and conscientious toenail maintenance. These practices are essential to keeping your Kooikerhondje healthy and a pleasure to have around the house. [...]
The Alaskan Malamute is one of those breeds that has a double coat. The coat of an Alaskan Malamute comprises of the woolly undercoat and the longer guard hair. This double coat of fur serves as an insulator to protect it from extremely low temperatures. The outer guard coat is slightly oily, so that it can repel dirt, snow, and ice. On the other hand, the shorter undercoat protects it from the wind and the cold. [...]
There are plenty of things that factor into the decision of what kind of dog to get. Each breed has its own idiosyncrasies that should be taken into account before any decision is made. If you're thinking of a basset hound you should know about how much he eats, the ins and outs of grooming, and how he will fit into your lifestyle. Every individual dog is different but let's look at some trends. [...]
Different breeds of dog have different body types, and these differences can leave them more prone to different health and hygiene problems. Basset hounds, for example, are known for their long droopy ears, but this adorable characteristic brings with it its own group of problems and concerns. This article will take a look at why their ears can be an issue, what problems can arise, and even a little about what can be done to prevent these problems before they start. [...]
The short-legged Cesky terrier has bushy eyebrows, beard, and mustache and a silky, wavy coat. Although all puppies are born black, their coat lightens as they reach a year or two. Their coats are usually several shades of blue-grey with yellow, white, light coffee, gray, or tan furnishings although light coffee is very rare. The coat care for Cesky terriers requires a far amount of time because, although they are non-shedding, their soft coat mats if not looked after properly. For terrier owners not showing their pet, they often choose to keep their dogs coat shorter than the standards for show dogs. [...]
The Cesky terrier is one of the few breeds of terriers that is shown clipped, not stripped. Clipping means actually cutting the hair, usually with the use of electric clippers, rather than going through the length process of stripping, which involves pulling out the long, dead hairs by hand. Since the Cesky can be clipped there is much less time in preparing for show, making them a terrific breed for those individuals that want a terrier breed but not the upkeep. [...]
Taking good care of your Cesky terrier's feet and teeth will help in the overall health and well being of your dog. While foot and dental care can be completed by a professional groomer they are also simple activities that can easily be done at home. In the case of dental care it is much more effective when done or a regular twice or three times weekly program than only done when the dog visits the groomers once every six to eight weeks. [...]
Grooming your dog in an important part of caring for any breed, but there are several considerations when choosing a groomer. The main two are cost and style of cut. This article will explore both and what each means to you.
[h]Cost Effective Grooming[/h]
Grooming can be a major expenditure when it comes to owning a dog. Toy poodles especially require a lot of grooming, so the cost can add up quickly. The coat of a toy poodle needs to be cut every six to eight weeks. As stated, this can get very expensive so you can always try doing every other cut at home to save some money. You will, however, need to do some research and but proper equipment. [...]
There are some personal habits of the Beauceron of which you may not be aware. Unless, of course, you have already experienced these habits. They are not easy to dismiss or forget. [...]
The Belgian Malinois is a wonderful dog for those who have the space and time for him. He needs a lot of exercise, so he needs to have a place to burn his energy. This can be anywhere, but for this breed it is preferable that the owner is there to take part in the exercise time with the dog. [...]
The Wire Fox Terrier has a rough coat that has a dense wiry texture. It has the appearance of being broken. They actually have two layers of coat. The top coat is the dense coat with the wiry texture whereas the undercoat is softer and shorter hair. Grooming the Wire Fox Terrier is almost a continuous process. They need to have their coat brushed and combed regularly, but will still need hand stripping several times a year to keep the coat looking and feeling healthy and strong. Although many Wire Fox Terrier owners do this themselves (after lots of practice), you may choose to have a professional groomer do this for you as it can be quite time consuming. If it is not done correctly, the coat could end up looking worse than before you started. [...]