Types Of Fur- In Which Group Your Dog Belongs To

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There are five basic types of fur: long, silky, curly, smooth and rough, which can be added another one group called extreme fur. Each of these types requires special care but principles and factors that create healthy fur are the same for all. Types of fur that require the most care as curly, long and rough and the main goal is to remove dead hair and to clean skin of your pets.

Each dog has a few types of hair that grow in groups of a few hairs in the follicle, and in each of them there are primary or protective hairs that fall in the outer skins and several secondary that make up the lower part of fur. Sensitive hairs are the ones that make lashes and those in the outer ear and mustache.

Long hair with internal fur 

Long hair with internal fur have a German Shepherd, Old English Sheepdog, Border Collie, Spitz… This type of hair requires more attention and fur should be brushed forward and then backward,  and that on hips in the direction of hair growth. 

Silky hair 

Dogs with silky hair, such as the Afghan Hound, Yorkshire Terrier, Maltese, Shih Tzu… It is necessary more often to bathe and brushed in order not to create nodes.

Curly hair 

Dogs with curly hair such as the Bedlington Terrier, Poodle, Bichon Frise… needs bath and a haircut every six to eight weeks. Fur do not shed but it is necessary to trim but also very important is brushing every other day.

Rough hair

Dogs with rough hair such as the West Highland White Terrier, Airedale Terrier and most terrier types, Dachshund… Haircut is recommended every six to eight weeks and should be regularly brushed.

Smooth hair

Dogs with smooth hair such as the  Labrador Retriever, Boxer, Pembroke Welsh Corgi… This type of fur is easiest to maintain from time to time it is only necessary to use the dog’s glove.

Extreme hair

These are dogs with special fur as such it must be specially maintain. Dogs such as Puli and Komondor have thick fur with many dreadlocks so their locks should be lubricated with oil and curl in order to held longer.

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