Dog Breed Info

Drying Phase

About Drying the Rough and Rough Nordic Coat Type
The main focus when drying the rough and rough Nordic coat type for the show trim is to keep the undercoat in order to create volume and texture. The coat is dried against the lay on the mane and trousers and with the lay on the jacket for optimum results. Use the force dryer to lift the coat but not to remove undercoat.

For the pet trim, the objective is to remove as much shedding coat as possible but to still make the coat stand out. To achieve this appearance, dry the coat on the jacket with the lay and on the mane and trousers, dry against using the high velocity dryer to remove as much undercoat as possible.

A mask should be worn during all drying and brushing procedures with these coat types even if a brushing tool with a vacuum system is used.

There are many options to choose from when drying the rough and rough Nordic coat types. Listed below are various methods and orders that are typically used with these coat types. You can use one of the options or you can create your own. Keep in mind, when choosing a method and the order it is always important to consider the overall clean up time involved.


Drying Methods for Rough and Rough Nordic Coat Types
Listed below are the various drying methods and the different orders in which they can be utilized to not only dry the coat but to also remove shedding coat. When choosing the method and the order, consider the amount of hair floating in the air and the overall clean up time of the bathing and drying area. No matter the method or the order, you should also use a face mask to prevent inhaling the hair and other debris during these drying procedures.


Option A
Coat is towel dried, then brushed with a slicker brush with and against the lay, to remove as much shedding as possible while the hair is wet.


Next, utilize the high velocity dryer while the dog is still in the bathing station to remove the remainder of moisture and loose coat. The dog is then placed in the kennel dryer or a kennel until the coat is completely dry. After the coat is completely dry, remove the dog from the drying kennel and place on the styling table to complete the brushing phase and to remove the remainder of any loose coat.

By utilizing this procedure, you are removing most of the undercoat in the bathing station with a brush while the hair is still wet making it much easier to clean up rather than blowing the loose coat all over the room with the high velocity dryer.

#1 Towel Dry
#2 Brush
#3 High Velocity Dry
#4 Kennel Dry

Option B
A towel drying method is used after the bath to remove excessive water and shedding coat in the bathing station and then a high velocity dryer is utilized, with and against the lay, to remove any water that is left in the coat, remove additional shedding coat and create volume. After the last amount of loose hair and water is blown from the coat, with the dog in the bathing station, brush with the lay of the coat with a slicker brush or rake to pull any remaining loose hair. Next, place the dog in a kennel dryer until the coat is dry. After the coat is completely dry, remove the dog from the drying kennel and place on the styling table to complete the brushing phase. Brush with the the lay of coat to remove the remainder of any loose coat and against the lay of coat on the mane and trousers to build volume.

With this procedure, you blow a lot of coat out in the bathing and drying area creating a bigger clean up because you utilize the high velocity dryer before using a brushing technique to remove as much coat as possible. Caution: Do not use a slicker brush or a carding tool on a short coated dog.

#1 Towel Dry
#2 High Velocity Dry
#3 Brush
#4 Kennel Dry

Option C
The coat is dried with a towel drying method after the bath to remove excessive water and shedding coat in the bathing station. A slicker brush is used with the lay of the coat to remove loose shedding coat. The dog is then placed in a kennel dryer until the coat is dried. After the coat is completely dry, the dog is then removed from the drying kennel and place on the styling table to complete the brushing phase and to remove the remainder of any loose coat.

The high velocity dryer is not utilized with this procedure. This is the best method to maintain the undercoat for the show trim. This option is often times the first choice for many professionals, especially if all task areas are in the same room, to eliminate the amount of clean up caused by the high velocity dryers.

#1 Towel Dry
#2 Brush
#3 Kennel Dry

Option D
Coat is towel dried, and then placed in a kennel in a nice warm holding area and the shedding coat is removed during the brushing phase. Place a chamois under the dog in the kennel to absorb any moisture. The chamois will absorb the moisture that is left in the coat within a short period of time and help you to prepare the dog for the brushing phase. After the coat is completely dry, remove the dog from the drying kennel and place on the styling table to complete the brushing phase and to remove the remainder of any loose coat. This order allows for more control of the removal of undercoat and can also be the choice when working on a show trim.

By utilizing this procedure, you are removing most of the shedding coat in the brushing phase. Caution: Do not use a slicker brush or a carding tool on a short coated dog.

#1 Towel Dry
#2 Kennel Dry


Drying Technique Pet:Towel Dry; High Velocity Dry; Brush Dry; Kennel Dry

Drying Tools Pet: Towel; Moisture Magnets; Slicker Brush; Pin Brush

Drying Products: Texturizing spray

Drying Direction Head: With Lay of Coat

Drying Direction Jacket: Against Lay of Coat

Drying Direction Legs: Against Lay of Coat
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