Dog Breed Info

Drying Phase

About Drying the Rough and Rough Nordic Coat Type
The main focus when drying the medium long coat type for the show trim is to keep the undercoat to maintain the texture. For the pet trim, the basic rule for undercoat is to remove as much as possible. Apply all drying techniques with the lay to insure the coat lays flat on the mane, jacket and trousers and that the longer coat is free of curl.

Position When Drying the Coat
Apply drying techniques with the lay working from the head to the tail. Always stand near the head of the dog and not on the side when using the high velocity dryer to prevent lifting the coat on the jacket due to applying the force of air at the wrong angle. Take care not to whip the longer coat with the high velocity dryer causing severe matting that is difficult to brush out.

Kennel Drying
If the kennel dryer is used during the drying process or used to complete the process, a sacking technique can be utilized to insure that the coat dries as flat as possible, especially on the jacket. Brush the jacket with the lay and keep the coat as straight as possible following the contour of the body and then wrap with a towel. Also brush the longer coated areas to keep this coat as straight as possible before placing the dog in the kennel dryer to help prevent longer coat from waving and curling.


Sacking Coat and Wraps
Sacking coats and wraps are made specifically to keep jackets straight. They can be customed made for individual dogs and made out of different material.

Options To Dry Coat
There are many options to choose from when drying the medium long 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
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 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

About Drying the Coat Type


If the kennel dryer is used to complete the drying process, sacking technique can be utilized to insure that the coat dries as flat as possible, especially on the jacket. Brush the jacket as straight as possible following the contour of the body and then wrap with a towel. Brush the longer coated areas as straight as possible before placing the dog in the kennel dryer to also help prevent this longer coat from curling.

Listed below are the various drying methods and the order that they are utilized to not only dry the coat but to also remove shedding coat. When choosing the method and order, consider the final results and also the amount of clean up required in the bathing and drying area and the amount of coat and other debris that you are exposed to. A face mask should be utilized at all times when removing loose coat whether it be during the bathing, drying or brushing phase.

Option A
A towel drying method can be used after the bath to remove excessive water and shedding coat in the bathing station and then a high velocity dryer utilized to remove any water that is left in the coat and to remove the loose hair. After the last amount of loose hair and water is blow from the coat, keep the dog in the bathing station and brush the coat with the lay to pull any remaining loose hair. Run a chamois over the coat and then wrap the jacket with a towel to keep the coat flat. Place the dog in a kennel dryer to make sure that the coat is completely dry. The dog is then removed from the drying kennel and placed on the styling table and any loose coat that is left is removed during the brushing phase.

By utilizing this procedure, you will be blowing a lot of coat out in the room because you used the high velocity dryer before utilizing the brushing technique.

#1Towel Dry
#2 High Velocity Dry
#3 Brush
#4 Sack the Coat
#4 Kennel Dryer

Option B
Dogs with the medium long coat type can also be towel dried, then brushed to remove as much coat as possible while the coat is wet and next dried with the high velocity dryer in the bathing station. The coat can be brushed again and then wrapped with a towel and placed in a kennel dryer.

By utilizing this method, you are removing coat with the brush before you blow it out with the high velocity dryer and by brushing the coat again and using the sacking method, you can prevent the longer coat from curling.
This reduces the amount of hair flying all over the room when the high velocity dryer is used.

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


Option C
Dogs with the medium long coat type can also be towel dried and then brushed in the bathing station to remove as much coat as possible while the coat is wet and then placed in the kennel dryer until almost completely dry. Sacking the coat is optional, however, if you do not sack the coat and place a dog in the kennel dryer, the jacket can dry wavy and have wispies. The coat can be line brushed with a universal or slicker brush using the stand dryer to complete the drying process. This procedure allows you to completely brush the coat out preparing the coat for the finishing phase.

By utilizing this procedure, you are removing most of the shedding coat in the bathing and drying phase rather than removing dry coat during the brushing phase or finishing phase which reduces the amount of hair from flying all over the salon.

#1 Towel Dry
#2 Brushed
#3 Kennel Dry
#4 Sacking Optional
#5 Stand Dry/Line Brush

Option D
Breeds with the medium long coat type can be towel dried completely, and then placed in a kennel in a nice warm holding area until 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. Again, sacking is optional with this procedure.

By utilizing this procedure, you are removing most of the shedding coat in the brushing phase rather than removing wet coat during the bathing phase causing dry coat to filter through the air unless a vacuuming system is utilized. If a vacuuming system is not available, use a face mask to prevent inhaling the hair and other debris that is removed from the coat.

#1 Towel Dried
#2 Kennel/Dryer
#3 Brushed


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


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


Drying Products: Moisturizing Spray

Drying Direction Head: With Lay of Coat

Drying Direction Jacket: With Lay of Coat

Drying Direction Legs: With Lay of Coat
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