How Often Should You Groom Your Dog
18.04.23 April 18, 2023 FAQs

How Often Should You Groom Your Dog

If you’re anything like us you’ll want your furry friend to look their best, we know that grooming is an essential part in achieving that. Frequent dog grooming helps to keep your dog looking nice, as well as improving their overall health and wellbeing. But you may be wondering how often you should groom your dog. In this week’s blog post, we’re covering everything you need to know about dog grooming.   What Is Dog Grooming  Before we look at how often you should be grooming your dog, let’s look at what dog grooming is. If you’re a first-time dog owner or new to dog grooming we know that keeping on top of your dog’s grooming can be overwhelming which is why we’re here to help. Dog grooming refers to maintaining your dog’s physical coat and hygiene, which includes everything you do to maintain your dog’s coat, skin, nails and ears, from bathing & brushing to cutting and clipping. For a more detail guide on ‘what dog grooming is’, check out this article from our Information Hub - it looks at everything from what is involved in dog grooming, why it’s important and how long it takes. It’s a great place to start if you’re new to dog grooming or need a refresher.    How Often Should A Dog Be Groomed Understanding your dog’s coat type is the first step in knowing how often to groom your dog and what the best products to use are. How often to groom a dog, in our experience, will depend on things like hair length, texture, and density of your dog’s coat. The main types of dog coats are: Short or smooth-haired, Long Haired, Double Coated, Curly and Hairless. In this guide, we break down exactly how often each type of coat needs grooming, as well as give you our top tips for looking after their coat and our favourite products.    How Often Should A Long-Haired Dog Be Groomed? Long-Haired Dogs include breeds such as Lhasa Apso, German Shepherd, Long-Haired Chihuahuas, Dachshunds & Shih Tzus.  Long Hair coats need regular grooming to prevent matting and tangles, daily brushing will help with this and will remove any debris. If you’ve got a long-haired puppy it’s a good idea to get them used to being brushed from the day you bring them home so they’re desensitised to it from a young age.  When it comes to bathing your long-haired dog, it’s important to keep them clean but also not strip their coat from any natural oils that are keeping it shiny and healthy. In our experience bathing your long-haired dog every 6-8 weeks helps keep their coat in tip-top shape. You can either do this at home or take them to a professional groomer for a bath. When it comes to cutting your long-haired dog it will depend on your personal taste, lifestyle and season. How short you will want to keep your long-haired dog’s coat will depend on your taste and lifestyle, the typical long-haired cuts you’ll see at Crufts are usually what is considered ‘breed standard’. But if you’re not planning on showing your dog in the show ring any time soon, maybe a shorter more practical cut might suit them more. We’d recommend visiting your groomers for a trim every 2 - 3 months, however, they will advise exactly how often they recommend for your particular lang-haired breed.  For long-haired dogs, we recommend the PetPlex Dirt Defeater collection and a slicker brush. The PetPlex Dirt Defeater collection includes a shampoo, conditioner, and cologne so is perfect for removing any tangles and keeping your dog smelling fresh.   How Often Should A Short-Haired Dog Be Groomed? Short-Haired dogs include Beagles, Boxers, Dalmatians, Great Danes, Pugs & Rhodesian Ridgebacks.  Short-Haired dog breeds typically need less grooming than their long-haired cousins. In our experience brushing their coats once a week is plenty to help keep them healthy and free of debris.  Short-haired dogs will only need occasional baths, every 4-6 weeks or after a particularly mucky walk.  Short-haired dogs likely won’t need regular haircuts with a professional groomer, although some breeds may still need their undercoat stripped away. Contrary to popular belief, short-haired dogs can shed a lot, particularly when the seasons change. Some groomers will offer a specific short-haired dog package which will include a bath and a deshed which will help remove some of that excess hair and keep your short-haired dog’s coat in top shape.  For short-haired dogs we recommend using a gentle shampoo like the PetPlex Dirt Defeater Collection and a good brush, we like the Rosewood 2-in-1 Bath & Groom Brush as you can put shampoo in the top to dispense at bath time making grooming your dog super easy.    How Often Should A Double Coated Dog Be Groomed? Double dog breeds include wire-haired breeds such as Border Terriers, Brussels Griffons, Jack Russel Terriers, and Schnauzers, as well as breeds such as Golden Retrievers, Labrador, Pomeranians, and Border Collies.  A double coat on a dog is simply a coat that has two layers, they have an undercoat of dense short hairs and then a top coat of longer hairs or guard hairs. The double coat is great for keeping your dog’s temperature regulated and repelling moisture and dirt.  Double-coated breeds shed a lot, especially in Spring and Fall. Although regular grooming won’t stop this it will certainly help minimise it and keep their coats looking healthy. We recommend brushing double-coated dogs 2-3 times a week - this will help remove debris, any mats or tangles, as well as help to remove some of that excess dead hair that may be irritating them.  A common misconception is that shaving your double-coated dog will help keep them cooler in the summer, however, the opposite is actually true. A double-coated dog is insulated in the follicles rather than by the hair, so when you cut their hair all the insulation is still there, and when the hair grows back quite often 10-14 hairs will grow in the place of each follicle rather than the 5-7 that was there before, which can change the texture of their hair and cause bald patches.  We recommend bathing your double-coated dog roughly every 8-12 weeks. Bathing them more frequently in the summer is a good idea as they will be shedding more and it will help to get rid of some of that excess hair.  When it comes to how often you should be taking your double-coat, it can vary depending on if they’re a short, medium, or long-haired double-coated dog but typically we’d recommend at least four times a year to help de-shed all that dead hair. Your local professional groomer will be able to advise the best length of time for your specific breed of dog.  For your double-coated dog, we recommend a good brush to help them shed that bottom coat, both a slicker brush or an undercoat rake work well.   How Often Should You Groom Your Wavy Or Curly-Haired Dog Wavy or Curly Haired dogs include a lot of the popular poodle cross breeds such as Labradoodles, Cockapoos, Cavapoo & Cavapoochons, as well as breeds such as Bichon Frise, Spanish Waterdogs, Bedlington Terriers, and Poodles.  Although curly coat breeds are typically low shedding they still require maintenance. The curly texture can be prone to matting and tangling so daily brushing will help keep on top of this, especially after a particularly muddy or wet walk. When it comes to bathing your curly-haired dogs, you want to avoid doing it too often so that their natural essential oils don’t get stripped from their skin and fur. On average, we recommend at most once a month but ideally every 6 weeks or so, the Dexas Mudbuster is perfect for keeping your curly-haired dog’s paws clean between baths.  Curly-haired dogs are more likely to need a regular trim than other breeds, for this, we recommend taking them to a professional groomer every 6 weeks to keep on top of it.  If you want to bathe your dog at home the PetPlex Curl Perfector Shampoo and Detangling Spray work amazingly on both curly and wavy-haired dogs. The shampoo has been specially formulated for dogs with curly coats and has added wheat protein which will strengthen your dog's hair from the root and give instant voluminous results. A detangling spray can either be used on hair wash day or to help freshen up between full grooms, and it will just help to gently tease away knots and tangles. Other grooming kit essentials for a curly-haired dog include a slicker brush and some thinning scissors to help keep the hair round their eyes neat and tidy between trims.    How Often To Groom A Hairless Dog Hairless Dog Breeds include Chinese Crested Dogs, Hairless Chihuahuas, American Hairless Terriers, and Xoloitzcuintli. Needless to say, hairless dogs won’t need brushing or trimming like other coat types but they will still need regular baths and it’s a good idea to brush through any patches of hair they may have. With hairless dogs typically an oily film will form after a couple of weeks, this is a good indication that they’re ready to be bathed. We recommend a really gentle shampoo to bathe your hairless dog with, like PetPlex Derma Doctor which is fragrance-free and full of mild ingredients so it perfect for hairless dogs How often you should groom your dog will depend on their breed and coat type. Regular grooming at home is essential for all coat types to help their coats in top shape. If you would like a little bit more information on how to groom a dog why not check out our recent Information Hub article? It’s a simple guide explaining everything you need to know to groom your dog at home.

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If you’re anything like us you’ll want your furry friend to look their best, we know that grooming is an essential part in achieving that. Frequent dog grooming helps to keep your dog looking nice, as well as improving their overall health and wellbeing. But you may be wondering how often you should groom your dog. In this week’s blog post, we’re covering everything you need to know about dog grooming.

 

What Is Dog Grooming 

Before we look at how often you should be grooming your dog, let’s look at what dog grooming is. If you’re a first-time dog owner or new to dog grooming we know that keeping on top of your dog’s grooming can be overwhelming which is why we’re here to help.

Dog grooming refers to maintaining your dog’s physical coat and hygiene, which includes everything you do to maintain your dog’s coat, skin, nails and ears, from bathing & brushing to cutting and clipping. For a more detail guide on ‘what dog grooming is’, check out this article from our Information Hub - it looks at everything from what is involved in dog grooming, why it’s important and how long it takes. It’s a great place to start if you’re new to dog grooming or need a refresher. 

 

How Often Should A Dog Be Groomed

Understanding your dog’s coat type is the first step in knowing how often to groom your dog and what the best products to use are. How often to groom a dog, in our experience, will depend on things like hair length, texture, and density of your dog’s coat.

The main types of dog coats are: Short or smooth-haired, Long Haired, Double Coated, Curly and Hairless. In this guide, we break down exactly how often each type of coat needs grooming, as well as give you our top tips for looking after their coat and our favourite products. 

 

How Often Should A Long-Haired Dog Be Groomed?

Yorkshire terrier being groomed

Long-Haired Dogs include breeds such as Lhasa Apso, German Shepherd, Long-Haired Chihuahuas, Dachshunds & Shih Tzus. 

Long Hair coats need regular grooming to prevent matting and tangles, daily brushing will help with this and will remove any debris. If you’ve got a long-haired puppy it’s a good idea to get them used to being brushed from the day you bring them home so they’re desensitised to it from a young age. 

When it comes to bathing your long-haired dog, it’s important to keep them clean but also not strip their coat from any natural oils that are keeping it shiny and healthy. In our experience bathing your long-haired dog every 6-8 weeks helps keep their coat in tip-top shape. You can either do this at home or take them to a professional groomer for a bath.

When it comes to cutting your long-haired dog it will depend on your personal taste, lifestyle and season. How short you will want to keep your long-haired dog’s coat will depend on your taste and lifestyle, the typical long-haired cuts you’ll see at Crufts are usually what is considered ‘breed standard’. But if you’re not planning on showing your dog in the show ring any time soon, maybe a shorter more practical cut might suit them more. We’d recommend visiting your groomers for a trim every 2 - 3 months, however, they will advise exactly how often they recommend for your particular lang-haired breed. 

For long-haired dogs, we recommend the PetPlex Dirt Defeater collection and a slicker brush. The PetPlex Dirt Defeater collection includes a shampoo, conditioner, and cologne so is perfect for removing any tangles and keeping your dog smelling fresh.

 

How Often Should A Short-Haired Dog Be Groomed?

Dachshund being groomed

Short-Haired dogs include Beagles, Boxers, Dalmatians, Great Danes, Pugs & Rhodesian Ridgebacks. 

Short-Haired dog breeds typically need less grooming than their long-haired cousins. In our experience brushing their coats once a week is plenty to help keep them healthy and free of debris. 

Short-haired dogs will only need occasional baths, every 4-6 weeks or after a particularly mucky walk. 

Short-haired dogs likely won’t need regular haircuts with a professional groomer, although some breeds may still need their undercoat stripped away. Contrary to popular belief, short-haired dogs can shed a lot, particularly when the seasons change. Some groomers will offer a specific short-haired dog package which will include a bath and a deshed which will help remove some of that excess hair and keep your short-haired dog’s coat in top shape. 

For short-haired dogs we recommend using a gentle shampoo like the PetPlex Dirt Defeater Collection and a good brush, we like the Rosewood 2-in-1 Bath & Groom Brush as you can put shampoo in the top to dispense at bath time making grooming your dog super easy. 

 

How Often Should A Double Coated Dog Be Groomed?

Jack Russel being groomed

Double dog breeds include wire-haired breeds such as Border Terriers, Brussels Griffons, Jack Russel Terriers, and Schnauzers, as well as breeds such as Golden Retrievers, Labrador, Pomeranians, and Border Collies. 

A double coat on a dog is simply a coat that has two layers, they have an undercoat of dense short hairs and then a top coat of longer hairs or guard hairs. The double coat is great for keeping your dog’s temperature regulated and repelling moisture and dirt. 

Double-coated breeds shed a lot, especially in Spring and Fall. Although regular grooming won’t stop this it will certainly help minimise it and keep their coats looking healthy. We recommend brushing double-coated dogs 2-3 times a week - this will help remove debris, any mats or tangles, as well as help to remove some of that excess dead hair that may be irritating them. 

A common misconception is that shaving your double-coated dog will help keep them cooler in the summer, however, the opposite is actually true. A double-coated dog is insulated in the follicles rather than by the hair, so when you cut their hair all the insulation is still there, and when the hair grows back quite often 10-14 hairs will grow in the place of each follicle rather than the 5-7 that was there before, which can change the texture of their hair and cause bald patches. 

We recommend bathing your double-coated dog roughly every 8-12 weeks. Bathing them more frequently in the summer is a good idea as they will be shedding more and it will help to get rid of some of that excess hair. 

When it comes to how often you should be taking your double-coat, it can vary depending on if they’re a short, medium, or long-haired double-coated dog but typically we’d recommend at least four times a year to help de-shed all that dead hair. Your local professional groomer will be able to advise the best length of time for your specific breed of dog. 

For your double-coated dog, we recommend a good brush to help them shed that bottom coat, both a slicker brush or an undercoat rake work well.

 

How Often Should You Groom Your Wavy Or Curly-Haired Dog

Curly Haired dog being groomed

Wavy or Curly Haired dogs include a lot of the popular poodle cross breeds such as Labradoodles, Cockapoos, Cavapoo & Cavapoochons, as well as breeds such as Bichon Frise, Spanish Waterdogs, Bedlington Terriers, and Poodles. 

Although curly coat breeds are typically low shedding they still require maintenance. The curly texture can be prone to matting and tangling so daily brushing will help keep on top of this, especially after a particularly muddy or wet walk.

When it comes to bathing your curly-haired dogs, you want to avoid doing it too often so that their natural essential oils don’t get stripped from their skin and fur. On average, we recommend at most once a month but ideally every 6 weeks or so, the Dexas Mudbuster is perfect for keeping your curly-haired dog’s paws clean between baths. 

Curly-haired dogs are more likely to need a regular trim than other breeds, for this, we recommend taking them to a professional groomer every 6 weeks to keep on top of it. 

If you want to bathe your dog at home the PetPlex Curl Perfector Shampoo and Detangling Spray work amazingly on both curly and wavy-haired dogs. The shampoo has been specially formulated for dogs with curly coats and has added wheat protein which will strengthen your dog's hair from the root and give instant voluminous results. A detangling spray can either be used on hair wash day or to help freshen up between full grooms, and it will just help to gently tease away knots and tangles. Other grooming kit essentials for a curly-haired dog include a slicker brush and some thinning scissors to help keep the hair round their eyes neat and tidy between trims. 

 

How Often To Groom A Hairless Dog

Hairless dog

Hairless Dog Breeds include Chinese Crested Dogs, Hairless Chihuahuas, American Hairless Terriers, and Xoloitzcuintli.

Needless to say, hairless dogs won’t need brushing or trimming like other coat types but they will still need regular baths and it’s a good idea to brush through any patches of hair they may have. With hairless dogs typically an oily film will form after a couple of weeks, this is a good indication that they’re ready to be bathed.

We recommend a really gentle shampoo to bathe your hairless dog with, like PetPlex Derma Doctor which is fragrance-free and full of mild ingredients so it perfect for hairless dogs

How often you should groom your dog will depend on their breed and coat type. Regular grooming at home is essential for all coat types to help their coats in top shape. If you would like a little bit more information on how to groom a dog why not check out our recent Information Hub article? It’s a simple guide explaining everything you need to know to groom your dog at home.

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    Deerhound Ultimate Guide

    Welcome to the ultimate guide on Deerhounds! If you're considering adding a Deerhound to your family or already have one, you're in for a delightful journey. These majestic creatures are known for their grace, loyalty, and gentle nature. In this comprehensive guide, we'll delve into the various aspects of Deerhound ownership, from their personality and traits to health concerns, training tips, dietary needs, grooming requirements, and more. Deerhound Fact file Kennel Club Breed Group Hounds Size Large Weight 34-50kg Daily Exercise 2+ Hours Coat Type Wiry medium length Coat Colours Black & Grey, Blue Brindle, Blue Grey, Brindle, Dark Brindle, Dark Grey, Grey, Grey Brindle Lifespan 10+ years   Deerhound Personality and Traits Deerhounds are a breed steeped in history and renowned for their noble demeanour. They possess a gentle and affectionate disposition, making them wonderful companions for families and individuals alike. Here are some key personality traits of Deerhounds: Gentle Giants: Deerhounds are large yet remarkably gentle dogs. Despite their size, they are known for their calm and composed demeanour, making them excellent pets for households with children. Loyal Companions: These dogs form strong bonds with their families and thrive on companionship. They are known for their unwavering loyalty and devotion to their owners. Independent Thinkers: While Deerhounds are intelligent, they can also exhibit a streak of independence. This trait requires patient and consistent training to channel their intelligence effectively. Sighthounds: As sighthounds, Deerhounds have a keen instinct for chasing prey. While they may have a strong prey drive, proper training and socialisation can help manage this behaviour effectively. Deerhound Health Issues Like all breeds, Deerhounds are prone to certain health issues. It's essential for prospective owners to be aware of these conditions and take proactive measures to maintain their pet's well-being. Common health issues in Deerhounds include: Gastric Torsion (Bloat): Deerhounds, like many deep-chested breeds, are susceptible to gastric torsion, a life-threatening condition where the stomach twists upon itself. Heart Disease: Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a concern in Deerhounds Bone and Joint Issues: Large breeds like Deerhounds may be prone to conditions such as hip dysplasia and osteoarthritis. Regular vet visits, a nutritious diet, and maintaining an active lifestyle are key components of ensuring the overall health and well-being of your Deerhound. Raising a Deerhound Raising a Deerhound requires patience, consistency, and plenty of love. Whether you're welcoming a Deerhound puppy into your home or adopting an adult, here are some tips for providing the best care: Obedience Training: Start obedience training early to establish boundaries and reinforce desirable behaviours. Positive reinforcement techniques, such as treats and praise, work well with Deerhounds. Their strong prey-drive means they will respond well to working or training for food, try using some of their food as a reward and giving them some every time they display a positive behaviour for the first couple of weeks - this will really help their training! Socialisation: Introduce your Deerhound to various people, animals, and environments to help them develop into well-adjusted adults. Our top tip is start introducing them to lots of different things, places and people from a young age, it will really help their confidence. Consistency: Deerhounds respond best to consistent training methods and clear communication from their owners. Before picking your Deerhound puppy up it’s a good idea to think about the boundaries and training you want to put in place for them so you can hit the ground running Deerhound House Training Consistency: Establish a regular schedule for feeding, bathroom breaks, and playtime to help your Deerhound understand expectations. We recommend taking them outside every hour for the first few days and staying outside until they have relieved themselves and then rewarding them for doing so to help teach them expectations Positive Reinforcement: Reward your Deerhound with praise and treats when they go to the toilet outside, this will help them to associate going outside with positive emotions and means they’re much more likely to keep going outside. Patience: House training takes time and patience. Be consistent and avoid punishment for accident, they’re much more likely to respond to a positive reaction when they do something right. Crate Training a Deerhound Puppy By nature your Deerhound puppy, as with all dogs, is a den animal - meaning their natural instinct is to sleep and rest in a small enclose den space. By providing your Deerhound puppy with a crate you are giving them this den to retreat to, it can really help to settle them and make them more comfortable in their new home. Here at Lords & Labradors crates and crate bedding is our speciality - we’ve put our crate training must haves below to help you make the perfect puppy crate. Crate Training Shopping List Deluxe Dog Crate - Our deluxe dog crates come in three colours, gold, silver and black. We’d recommend an XXL crate for a Deerhound Puppy Crate Bed - Make their crate inviting with a comfy bed; we developed our Cosy & Calming Puppy Crate Beds for this exact purpose. They fill half of the crate and are designed to cocoon your puppy to sleep. They come in all of our most popular fabrics so there’s sure to be one your puppy will love Puppy Pads or Vet Bed - Your puppy won’t be able to hold their bladder through the night at first, encourage them not to go on their bed by giving them space to go with a puppy pad or a piece of vet bed Comforter or blanket - It will be a big adjustment for your puppy to go from sleeping with their mum and litter every night to sleeping on their own so it’s worth giving them something such as a scent blanket which smells of their mum or a heartbeat sheep which replicates their mums heartbeat to help settle in them first few nights! Crate training top tips Safe Haven: Introduce the crate as a safe and comfortable space for your Deerhound puppy. Make it cosy with blankets and toys. Gradual Introduction: Gradually introduce your puppy to the crate, starting with short periods and gradually increasing the duration. Positive Association: Associate the crate with positive experiences, such as meals and quiet rest time. If you want to know more about crate training check out our Ultimate Crate Training Guide, our Pet Experts have put together their top tips and tricks for successfully crate training your puppy. Deerhound Dietary Needs A well-balanced diet is essential for the health and vitality of your Deerhound. Consider the following factors when selecting food for your pet: Nutritional Requirements: Choose a high-quality dog food formulated for large breeds. Ensure it provides essential nutrients, including protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals. Avoid Overfeeding: Deerhounds can be prone to obesity, which can exacerbate joint issues. Monitor portion sizes and avoid overfeeding. Hydration: Provide access to fresh water at all times, especially during hot weather and after exercise. For both puppies and adult Deerhounds we recommend looking at really high quality brands who prioritise a protein rich formula, for this we particularly love brands such as Orijen, Acana and Carnilove. How Much Exercise Does A Deerhound Need? Deerhounds are active dogs that require regular exercise to stay healthy and happy. However, their exercise needs may vary based on age, health, and individual preferences. As a general guideline: Adult Deerhounds Aim for at least one hour of moderate to vigorous exercise per day but preferably around 2 hours. This can include brisk walks, runs in a secure area, and interactive play sessions. Puppies and Seniors Adjust exercise routines to accommodate the age and energy levels of your Deerhound. Puppies may require shorter, more frequent bursts of activity with plenty of interactive activities to stimulate them and a gradual buildup of walking time to help their bones and joints to develop properly. While seniors may prefer leisurely walks and gentle play in their older age. Best Walking Accessories For A Deerhound When taking your Deerhound for walks, consider investing in the following accessories to enhance comfort and safety: Collar and Lead: Choose a sturdy collar and lead combination that provides control without restricting movement. We recommend looking at our padded leather collar and lead sets, the padding in the collars is super comfy for your deerhounds neck, whilst the lead is sturdy and durable due to the fine, Italian leather that they have been crafted in. Harness: If you have a puppy or your Deerhound pulls a lot, a harness can distribute pressure more evenly across your their body, reducing strain on the neck and preventing injuries. We particularly love the Ruffwear Front Range harnesses for big dogs like Deerhounds, they have a strong construction and are adjustable at both the neck and chest so you can get the perfect fit for you dog. Best Toys For Deerhound Deerhounds enjoy a variety of toys that cater to their instincts and preferences. Consider the following options when selecting toys for your pet: Chew Toys: Provide durable chew toys to satisfy your Deerhound's natural urge to chew and prevent destructive behaviour. If your Deerhound is a chewer look at both the KONG extreme range and the GiGwi duraspikes range which have been designed with chewers in mind Interactive Toys: Puzzle toys and treat dispensers can engage your Deerhound's mind and provide mental stimulation. We love the Nina Ottosson range for some really fun interactive toys Soft Toys: Plush toys can offer comfort and companionship, especially for Deerhounds that enjoy cuddling. The KONG cozies are both cute and cuddly! Best Beds For Deerhounds Give your Deerhound the gift of sleep with one of our luxury dog beds. Our Rhino Tough range is perfect for them, the beds come in a large range of sizes and colours. They are stuffed with deep-hollow fibre so are supportive for your Deerhound’s joints, and they come in our 3 most popular bed shapes so your Deerhound can get really comfy however they sleep. Deerhound Grooming Tips and Best Grooming Products While Deerhounds have a relatively low-maintenance coat, regular grooming is still essential to keep them looking and feeling their best. Here are some grooming tips and recommended products: Brushing: Use a soft-bristled brush to remove loose hair and prevent matting. Brush your Deerhound's coat at least once a week to keep it clean and healthy. Bathing: Bathe your Deerhound as needed, using a mild dog shampoo to avoid stripping natural oils from the skin. The PetPlex Dirt Defeater shampoo and conditioner is both gentle on their coat and smells like tropical fruits, it’s our go-to for washing our dogs with. Nail Trimming: Keep your Deerhound's nails trimmed to prevent overgrowth and discomfort. Use a quality nail trimmer designed for dogs. Ear Care: Check your Deerhound's ears regularly for signs of infection or irritation. Clean them gently with a veterinarian-approved ear cleaner. In conclusion, Deerhounds are magnificent creatures that bring joy, companionship, and grace to any household. They are gentle giants so make great family pets and are super easy to love. Looking to shop for your Deerhound? Then look no further than our Deerhound shop, we’ve carefully curated our top picks for your Sighthound to make shopping for them easy - shop here.

    By Megan Willis

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