You may not be aware of why double coated dogs are so special but really they’re pretty darn clever because they have evolved to have two layers of fur to keep them warm!
Most of the time, the undercoat is difficult to see since it has dense yet short hairs. The top coat, on the other hand, is longer and is called guard hair; the thicker the undercoat is the fluffier the dog looks which can be super cute!
Some of the most common double coated breeds are Pomeranian, ShihTzu, Miniature Schnauzer and Havanese and we think we can all agree that they’re some of the cutest dogs out there!
As much as these double coated dogs might look huggable and cute (especially with their fluffy fur!), they require intense grooming and looking after to ensure they look their best.
These are our top tips for looking after your double coated doggo:
BRUSHING: As these dogs have lots of hair you’ll need to use a grooming rake for the undercoat and wide tooth comb for any tangles in the outer coat. You can also use a bristle brush for shedding.
WASHING: deep cleaning and de-shedding shampoos are great for double coated dogs
DRYING: Always use a towel to get rid of the bulk of the moisture then finish off with a dryer
If your dog does have a double coat and gets tear stains you’ll need a comb such as the Tedster Mini Comb to get the most from your Happy Tears kit – using the comb before applying the treatment will allow you to remove any debris or gunk around the eye area. This preparation will mean that the solution and then the powder will be able to work their way properly into the staining.
As ever, if you have any questions about how to apply Happy Tears or other staining problems that your dog has, please don’t hesitate to get in touch, we’d be happy to help.