Dog Breed Info


About the Coat Type
The topcoat on the scruffy wire coat type has a more open structure than the tight wire coat, and the undercoat can be longer. When the coat is short there is a visible coat growth direction, but when long, even though it still exists, it is less visible. If a coat growth pattern is visible, it has been created by trimming. There is even, determined hair growth all over the body, but because of the mingling of the topcoat and undercoat, which can be of approximately the same length, this coat type has a shaggy appearance. The overall look on this type of coat is somewhat natural or untouched. The longer hair on the face (moustache, beard and eyebrows) is referred to as head furnishings, and this coat type also features a jacket and skirt, with furnishings on the back of all four legs.

Breed Example: Irish Wolfhound

Trim Style: Scruffy Wire Jacket; Full Coated Jacket; Long Legged Terrier Jacket; Short Legged Terrier Jacket

Visible Coat Growth Direction: Yes

Coat Growth Pattern: Yes

Type of Coat Growth: Determined

Shedding Pattern: Block or Band

Coat Growth Terminology: Eyebrows; Mustache; Beard; Upper Apron; Lower Apron; Skirt; Leg Furnishings; Tail Furnishings

Brushing Schedule: 3 Weeks

Bathing Schedule: 3 Weeks

Grooming Schedule: 6 Weeks

Styling Schedule: 6 Weeks
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