Dog Breed Info

Bathing Phase

About Bathing the Coat Type
The scruffy wire coat type is bathed with a massaging technique to remove or loosen any stray hairs. Depending on the length of the coat, a rubber brush can also be used. The coat is worked with the lay utilizing a carding technique during this bathing process to assist in removing undercoat, but one has to be careful not to remove too much since this is a characteristic for this coat type. Keep in mind, that you do not have to actively de-shedd the group of wire coat types during all phases like you must on the short, smooth, medium smooth, medium long, Nordic, rough and rough Nordic.

The best time to apply this procedure is in the bathing station when the coat is wet to prevent the hair from flying all over the room. The other alternative is to utilize a vacuuming system with a carding tool attachment to remove the coat if this procedure is utilized with dry coat. Due to the mingled coat we have to be careful not to "burn" the coat while you are carding. If the dog is being prepared for the show ring, of course the objective would be not to remove the undercoat.

*Dogs with the wire coat types are candidates to utilize the waterless shampoos, however, it take more time to achieve the same appearance as you do with the shorter coat types and of course much more product is required due to the length and density of the coat. The line brushing technique works best so that you are able to apply the product to the skin or the base of the hair and work your way outward toward the tips of the coat to achieve the best results.

*A sprinkling of this type of product, in a powder form, or a misting with a liquid form, utilizing the top brushing technique works great as a quick refresher and can be offered to your pet families with dogs with these coat types on a weekly schedule. A must for these pet families, especially around the holidays.


Bathing Technique: Massage Bathing

Bathing Tools: Rubber Brush; Hands

Bathing Products: Basic Cleaning Shampoo; Texturizing Conditioner; Texturizing Shampoo

Bathing Direction: With Lay of Coat
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