Why Do Some Dogs Need Coat Trimming?

Depending on your experience with dogs and dog groomers, you may know that some dogs need more grooming than others. All dogs need regular bathing, brushing, nail trimming, and ear cleaning, but some dogs also regular coat trimming as well.

Why Do Some Dogs Need Coat Trimming?

It should be noted that not every dog benefits from it. Some shave their dogs down so they might be cooler, but in truth, fur is the best temperature regulator that most dogs have. It also protects them from the sun. Without it, they are at a disadvantage.

Dogs grow hair in stages. The hair will go through a growing stage, and once that ends, the growing will stop, the hair will fall out, and new hair will grow. This is why your dog sheds, because that fur reached the end of its life cycle. However, not all dogs do shed.

Take the poodle breed, for example. The poodle is a famously hypoallergenic breed because they do not shed. Their fur actually sits in a continuous growth cycle not unlike humans. The hair will grow longer and will not fall out. What happens when hair does that? Well, they need a haircut. This is why all hypoallergenic breeds need to make the trip to the groomers. They do not shed and their hair keeps growing. This means they can become a literal fur ball with hair constantly in their eyes and mouth if left uncared for. They will be prone to matting and tangles, which can be treated with both brushing and trimming by the groomer.

If you have a dog that needs trimming, contact us today. Whether your dog doesn’t shed or sheds excessively, they can benefit from a trip to the groomers. We can help make sure your dog has all their crucial maintenance tasks taken care of so they look their very best.