What breed of dog has a double coat?

Double coated breeds include Labs, Golden Retrievers, Husky’s, Beagles, Pugs – dogs that have fur rather than dogs with hair that would just continue growing longer and longer like human hair, such as poodles.

Is my dog Single or double coated?

When a dog has a double coat, it means he has an undercoat that is typically shorter than his outer coat, and his hair has a dense, woolly texture. And as the name suggests, single coated dogs have only one coat, without this undercoat. Dogs of any coat length and texture may have single or double coats.

Do double coated dogs need haircuts?

Some double coated dogs such as the husky and malamute require minimal to no trimming, whereas long-haired German Shepherds can have feathering and their feet trimmed. Cutting of the top coat and undercoat will damage the hair and can result in a condition called coat funk.

What does it mean if a dog is double coated?

Double-coated dogs have two layers of fur: A harsh topcoat and a soft undercoat. These two coats grow independently of one another and to different lengths. The topcoat is longer, and tends to grow slower than the undercoat. We advise against shaving any breeds that have a double coat.

How often should you bathe a double coated dog?

every one to 12 weeks
A thorough bath is a necessary part of any grooming session. In general, you should bathe a double coated dog every one to 12 weeks, depending on your dog’s tolerance for grooming and skin condition as well as the season.

Why do dog groomers shave the belly?

Assisting in brushing out the loose hair will help to keep your pet cool. Shaving your dog’s belly may also help keep him cool when the mercury rises. This needs to be done by a professional groomer, and you should certainly ask for a groomer that you trust if a belly shave is going to be beneficial for your pet.

How often do double coated dogs need grooming?

Grooming Dogs With Short Hair & Double Coats These major shedding episodes are known as “coat blow” and typically occur once or twice a year depending on the climate. Plan on grooming your double-coated dog at least four times a year to help pull out the dead undercoat.


What kind of fur does a double coated dog have?

Dogs come with a wide variety of coat types. You’ll find long, short, curly, fluffy, straight, and wiry fur—and everything in between. Some dogs have what is called a single coat, or one layer of fur. And other dogs have a double coat with a short undercoat hidden beneath a longer outer coat.

When do double coat dogs lose their fur?

If your dog is a double coat dog you can observe its fur falling out all around the year. Your dog will also have heavy shedding during the spring and before the arrival of the winter season. which means the hair which the dog is losing consists of both the undercoat and outer coat.

What do you call coat blow on double coated dogs?

To explain, double coated dog breeds also go through what is known as coat blow. It’s important to know specifically what coat blow is because this is something else that you should be aware of if you are thinking about introducing one of these canines into your family.

How does a double coated dog remove hair?

The densely-packed teeth penetrate through the top coat and completely remove all dead hair in the undercoat with superior efficiency. With 13 long and 12 short stainless steel pins distributed in two rows, this handy little tool will remove shed hair from all coat layers but it is especially efficient for undercoats.