Dog Coat Care

Regular dog coat care is required as a dog's coat is schematically made up by two types of hair the first being the longer and thicker hair which is the hair that covers the dog's body most commonly known as outer coat, and the second is shorter and wooly which is the dog's undercoat. The outer coat is generally straighter, varies in size and is somewhat impermeable. The color of a dog's outer coat is also homogenous and shiny when a dog is well taken care of and healthy. The second which is the undercoat is shorter, finer, and wooly. The color of this hair is a lot lighter than the hair of the outer coat and it is very thick. This hair is permeable but because of its thickness, it protectsthe dog's body from water, dust and different types of impurities. Generally the outer coat of a dog does not become tangled (with the exception of dogs that have very long hair), whereas the under coat can actually become pretty tangled at times especially in very specific places such as behind the dog's ears, cheeks, tail, stomach, feet etc. and if this is not taken care of it will become more difficult to untangle. In very extreme cases the only remedy is to cut the tangle since trying to untangle it would take a lot of time and it would hurt the dog.

From the two main types of hair there are several types of specific coats and these vary depending on each breed. In this site we will get into talking about the different types of hair different breeds have and on how to care for this specific type of coat and hair. Remember that not only upkeep and grooming are important, but a good adequate diet and proper care is what will ensure your dog's beauty and health.

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