The Maltese dog, similarly to the Yorkie has no undercoat, it has only an outer coat that is made of straight, silky, shiny and very long hairs throughout the body. Since the white fur gets dirty easily, the show dogs are groomed with special oil and the hairs are spun on paper, in order to prevent its injuries and its getting dirty. It needs regular grooming, its spectacular, long hair has to be combed each day.
The fur of the Havanese is soft, slightly wavy, and it is about 15 cm long. This species has many color versions:: its color may be of the shades of beige, brown, grey or black. Its long hairs demand regular grooming, it has to be disentangled and the tangles have to be removed at least twice a week if possible. It does not have to be shaved, but in the vicinity of the pads of the legs and in the surroundings of the anus it is practical to cut off the long hairs.
Schnauzers exist in three variants: giant, standard and miniature. As regards coloring the giants and medium ones may be salt-pepper colored (that is black and white colored, changing hair-by-hair, providing it a tabby appearance) and black, while the miniature variants may be – in addition to the above two color versions – black silver and white colored. The hairs of the Schnauzers are hard, which may be only trimmed because shaving would make them soft. The frequency of trimming depends on whether they take the dog to shows or not. If the dog is not taken to any shows trimming annually twice by a cosmetician is sufficient, but ideally trimming should be done quarterly once. Show dogs have to be...
Both species have three hair variants: smooth, stringy or wiry. While there is not much to do with the smooth-haired dogs, the stringy and the wiry hairs need trimming. Of course, in addition to doing trimming, one should not forget weekly brushing and disentanglement.
Independently of the species of which hair type we select, accustoming the dog to cosmetics has to be started already at puppy age. Luckily usually the grooming of even the long-haired species is not such a big problem in puppy age. Independently of the species of which hair type we select, accustoming the dog to cosmetics has to be started already at puppy age. Luckily usually the grooming of even the long-haired species is not such a big problem in puppy age.
Above the strong undercoat, there is a dense, long and straight haired and a little wavy outer coat. The long fur demands regular disentanglement and brushing. Cosmeticians have to often face that the owners are unable to disentangle the dense undercoat of the species, and it gets “bound” to the skin as an armor. Above the strong undercoat, there is a dense, long and straight haired and a little wavy outer coat.