Smooth Coats

In general the coat is smooth and odor free. It is close to the body, and individual hairs are short and stiff. The skin is soft and often sensitive to harsh products, tools, and/or equipment. Long periods in cold or extreme weather without a coat or jacket are not appropriate for smaller breeds of this coat type. All breeds are more prone to insect bites.

Whippet, Boxer, Chihuahua, Doberman Pinscher, Weimaraner, Boston Terrier, French Bulldog, Italian Greyhound. (Dog Grooming Tulsa)

Short Coats

This sort of coat is short, harsh, and close to the body, very possibly water repellent. It is compatible with a wide variety of weather conditions. Naturally occurring body oils can result in an odor in some breeds, typically hounds.

Labrador Retriever, Beagle, Rottweiler, Pug, Bulldog, Bloodhound, Bassett Hound, Some Corgi's, Smooth Dachshund, Mastiff. (Dog Grooming Tulsa)

Feathered Combo Coats

The feathered combination coat has both a short, smooth coat and a long silky coat. A very short coat is on the face and front side fo the legs, a short dense coat is on the body and a longer coat on the tail, the undercarriage and the rear sides of legs. Usually breeds with a feathered combination coat have seasonal sheds. The long hair on the feet, between the toes and pads, are prone to matting and accumulating dirt and debris so it needs to be kept trimmed up.

Golden Retriever, Flat-Coated Retriever, Border Collie, Brittany, Tibetan Spaniel, Field Spaniel, some Springer Spaniels, English Cocker, Longhaired Chihuahua or Doxie. (Dog Grooming Tulsa)

Double Coats

The double coat is straight and short to moderate in length. It has a harsh outer guard coat and a thick, soft down undercoat which protects against extreme weather. naturally occurring body oils can result in an odor. Shedding can be profuse during seasonal changes.

Akita, German Shepherd, Collie, Norwegian Elkhound, Pomeranian, Shetland Sheepdog, Siberian Husky, Sheba Inu, Corgi. (Dog Grooming Tulsa)

Heavy Coats

The heavy coat has 3 types of coat: 1) a long, thick, silky coat. 2) a limited short smooth coat. 3) a soft downy undercoat. The coat can be very, very dense. The undercoat can hold water and harbor bacteria. This type of cat must be brushed regularly to prevent mats and tangles that could lead to inflamed and/or infected skin due to lack of air circulation. The long coat on the feet between the toes and pads should be trimmed as it is prone to matting and accumulating dirt and debris.

Newfoundland, Chow Chow, Samoyed, Pekingese, Alaskan Malamute, Saint Bernard, Great Pyrenees, Australian Shepherd. (Dog Grooming Tulsa)

Straight Coat/Long Haired Coats

The single coat is characterized by long hair covering the entire body and face/head, many with long hair on ears. Some of these breeds are considered non-shedding. If left long and flowing the coat must be brushed regularly to prevent mats and tangles. Otherwise, the coat can be cut in a variety of lengths and styles to avoid constant brushing and maintenance. Matted hair can lead to inflamed or infected skin due to poor air circulation. Due to excessive coat many of these breeds have eye and ear problems.

Lhasa Apso, Shih Tzu, Maltese, Yorkshire Terrier, Afghan Hound, Tibetan Terrier, Single Coat Terriers (non Dense, now wiry), Westie, Schnauzer, Carin. (Dog Grooming Tulsa)

Curly/Wavy Coats

The curly or wavy coat is soft, curly/wavy, and non-shedding. The coat covers the entire body, legs and face. It must be brushed regularly and requires regular trimming and bathing to maintain good health, prevention of matting and manageability.

Poodle, some Doodles, Old English Sheepdog, soft Coated Wheaton, Bichon Frise, Havanese, Caton de Tulear, Portuguese Water Dog, Cocker Spaniel (Dog Grooming Tulsa).

Wire Hair Coats

The wire coat has a soft dense undercoat that covers much of the body and wiry guard hair that covers the entire body, face legs and tail. The wiry guard hair can be hand-stripped or easily plucked from the coat. Some pets with this coat will experience seasonal sheds of the undercoat. Many will shed the guard hairs year round.

Most Terriers, Giant and Standard Schnauzer, Wire-haired Dachshund, Irish Wolfhound, some Jack Russels, Labradoodle. (Dog Grooming Tulsa)

Dense Combo Coats - Soft, Curly, Wavy, Wire

The dense combo coat is thick and difficult to maintain. It must be brushed and/or trimmed regularly. The coat can have a variety of factors that make it difficult to classify in other coat types including thick, long, dense, overly soft, undercoat or tight curls that mat.

Cocker Spaniel, Goldendoodle, Scottish Terrier, Havanese, Westie and many other breeds that are more dense than the breed description. (Dog Grooming Tulsa)

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