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DOG GROOMING AT HOME

Find the tools to suit you and your pets needs.

FIND A CLIPPER

FIND THE RIGHT PET CLIPPER FOR YOU

To find the right clipper, you will first need to identify your dog’s coat type. Swipe below to find your dog’s coat and the clipper most suitable for home grooming.

SILKY COAT

Silky dog coats are straight, soft, fine and the closest to human hair. Depending on the breed, dogs with this coat type tend to have long hair that is prone to tangling easily. They are often single coated, but this can vary from breed to breed.

Breeds with this coat type:
Springer spaniel, Cocker spaniel, long haired Daschund, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Sprollie, Irish setters, Maltese Terrier, Sussex Spaniel, The Afghan Hound, Gordon Setter

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CURLY COAT

Curly coats have wavy, fluffy and tight curls that create a wool like appearance. These coats feel extremely soft and will require daily grooming at home. This will reduce the risk of painful mats and tangles from occurring. Unlike other coat types, this fur requires brushing after bathing during the drying process, as brushing before can form new and painful knots.

Breeds with this coat type:
Cockapoo, Cavapoo, Irish Water Spaniel, Poodle, Bedlington Terrier, Bichon Frise, Sproodle, Poodle

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DOUBLE COAT

The double coat is divided into two separate layers, a soft fine topcoat and a coarse layer of long hairs underneath. The short hairs are typically woolly, and the longer hairs appear to be thick and fluffy. The denser the coat, the fluffier the coat will look. The undercoat protects the dogs from hot and cold temperatures, and the topcoat repels water.

Breeds with this coat type:
German shepherd, Dandie Dinmont Terrier, West Highland White Terrier, Old English Sheepdog, Newfoundland, Siberian Husky, Bearded Collie, Alaskan Malamute, Saint Bernards, Bernese Mountain dogs, Japanese Akita, Pomeranian, Samoyed, Chow Chow , Schipperke , Leonberger

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WIRY COAT

Wiry coats are a combination of two layers, soft undercoat, and a longer wiry topcoat. Breeds with these coat types feel rough and harsh with a wiry appearance. These coat types are sometimes referred to as broken coats and despite its short length this coat is prone to tangle and require regular home grooming.

Breeds with this coat type:
Miniature Schnauzer, Welsh Terrier, Lakeland Terrier, Border Terrier, Schnauzer, Irish Terrier, Norfolk Terrier, Scottish Terrier, Welsh Springer spaniel, Airedale Terrier, Cairn Terrier, Irish wolfhound, The Otterhound

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MEDIUM TO LONG COAT

Medium to long coats have straight hair that is fine and soft. Breeds with this coat type can vary in texture, from coarse to silky.

Because the feathering on the legs and tail, this coat type will require regular grooming to reduce the risks of painful mats.

Breeds with this coat type:
Border collie, Flat Coated Retriever, Cavachon, English Setter, Shetland Sheepdog, Shih Tzu, Nova Scotia retriever, Lhasa Apso, Rough Collie, Borzoi

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SHORT AND SMOOTH COAT

Short and smooth coat types tend to lay flat and close to the dog’s skin, making it smooth and soft. These coat types require little grooming and is one of the easiest to maintain.

Although this coat requires little grooming, a short and smooth coat does mat and needs weekly brushing and trims to remove dirt and debris from walks.

Breeds with this coat type:
Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Labrador, Boxer, Weimaraner, Daschund, Doberman Pinscher, Jack Russell Welsh Pembroke Corgi , Great Dane , Beagle , English Bull Terrier , Lurcher, Rottweiler, Whippet, Greyhound , German short-haired pointer, Manchester Terrier, Pug, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Hungarian Vizsla, Chihuahua, Welsh Corgi, Old English Bulldog, British Bulldog, Basset Hound Bloodhound, English Pointer, Puggle, Parson Russell Terrier, Saluki, Bull Mastiff, Boston Terrier, Hungarian Viszla, Chinese Crested

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GROOMING ESSENTIALS

Grooming your pet at home is a great way to bond with your pet and check for any skin sores. To help get you started, we have put together the following grooming tools that you will need when grooming your dog at home.

LEARN HOW TO CLIP YOUR DOG AT HOME

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Grooming your dog regularly is essential for their health, no matter what the coat type needs. Not only will grooming at home keep their coats healthy and clean, it will also keep them calm and happy.

 

To get you started, we have created a beginner’s tutorial to clipping your dog’s coat at home.

Helpful Guides

How To Clean Your Dog’s Ears

How To Deal With Matted Hair

How To Look After Your Pet’s Paws

How To Groom A New Puppy

How To Deal With Shedding

Grooming For Different Skin Types

Pets can suffer with dry, oily and sensitive skin. Find out below how to adapt their grooming routine to help take care of their skin.

Dry Skin

Oily Skin

Sensitive Skin