Dog Breed Info

Drying Phase

About Drying the Coat Type
The main focus with the sporting saddle coat type is to keep the coat flat in the saddle area and the longer parts straight. The kennel dryer can be utilized but only in combination with the sacking technique.

The longer parts are brush dried, we use the kennel dryer in combination with sacking and only to dry the dog for 80%, after that we finish the drying phase with brush drying. It's utmost important that coat lays flat and that the feathering is straight and silky.

The main focus of drying the sporting coat type is to keep the jacket smooth and tight following the contour of the dog's body and to dry the longer coat as straight as possible, free of any wave or curl.

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.

If the kennel dryer is used to complete the drying 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 this longer coat from waving and curling.

Listed below are the various drying methods and the order that they can be utilized to dry this coat type. You can use one of the options or you may choose to create your own drying methods. When choosing the method and order, consider the final results and also the amount of clean up required in the drying area and the amount of coat and other debris that you are exposed to. A face mask should be utilized at all times during the bathing, drying and/or brushing phase.

Option A
A towel drying method can be used after the bath to remove excessive water and then a high velocity dryer utilized, with the lay of coat, to remove any water that is left in the coat and to remove the loose hair from the jacket area. When the coat is almost dry, the jacket and the longer coat is brushed with the lay to get the hair as straight as possible. A stand dryer is used next along with a line brushing technique utilizing a slicker brush, to complete the drying process.

You will have more clean up utilizing this process than if you brushed the coat before applying the high velocity dryer.

#1 Towel Dry
#2 High Velocity Dry
#3 Brush
#4 Stand Dryer/Line Brushing

Option B
A towel drying method can be used after the bath to remove excessive water and then a high velocity dryer utilized, with the lay of coat, to remove any water that is left in the coat and to remove the loose hair from the jacket area. When the coat is almost dry, the jacket and the longer coat is brushed with the lay to get the hair as straight as possible. A towel is placed on the jacket and the dog placed in a kennel dryer to complete the drying procedure. If this drying method is utilized, the longer coat may still have a tendency to be wavy or curly.

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

Option C
Dogs with the sporting coat type can also be towel dried and then the jacket brushed with the lay and then sacked to keep a smooth fitting jacket. The longer coat is brushed as straight as possible and then the dog is placed in the kennel dryer until it is almost dry. Sacking the coat is optional, however, if you do not sack the coat and place the dog in the kennel dryer, the jacket can dry wavy and have wispies. The dog can be removed from the kennel dryer and placed on the table using a line brushing technique along with the stand dryer.

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


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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