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If you do not mind spending a lot of time grooming your pooch, then a long-haired dog may be right for you. Even medium-haired dogs are nice, but a long-haired dog looks cuter and more lovable. Of course, you also need to check whether a parted long-haired dog is right for you or is the one without parted hair a better option.
The Afghan Hound is everyone's first choice. Close behind
is the Lhasa Apso. Perhaps the cutest long-haired dog is the Shih Tzu. Some
people prefer the Silky Terrier while others go for the Tibetan Terrier. Among
other options, be sure to check the Bearded Collie, the Chow Chow, and the
English Cocker Spaniel. They are different because their long coats are not
parted. Even though they do not require parting, they do require extensive
Problems to Contend
The trouble is your hairy pet is going to be overwhelmed
by the heat. So, you need to groom the coat well to ensure their body
temperature is regulated. In extremely hot weather conditions, be sure to keep
it indoors to ensure it does not overheat. When it gets too hot, your pet is
going to pant excessively.
Wash and Brush
Furry dogs with short hair require more than a regular
wash. They require much more because they are likely to shed their hair, and
its hair must be kept in good shape. Among the different short-haired furry
friends you can include the Rottweiler, Labrador, and American Pit Bull.
Regardless of the kind of furry friend you want to keep at
home, you must have the right equipment on hand. Without that, it would be hard
to keep the hair in good health. Good and healthy hair will help your dog look
good and feel good. A healthy body is another essential requisite. Unless your
pet is a healthy and happy one, no amount of grooming will do the job.
Cleanliness is another important consideration when choosing
between long-haired and short-haired dogs. Ideally, your dog should have enough
space to live in. For a long-haired dog, you may want to ensure that it lives
in hygienic conditions. Lack of space means you need to choose a small breed.
Keep its ears clean and also clip the nails from time to time.
Some of the items you need for grooming your long-haired
dog include a good pair of scissors. In fact, be sure to pick a comb or brush
that works well with the kind of hair your pet has. A good shampooing before
you comb the fur is essential. Ideally, regular shampooing will keep the hair
soft and shiny.
Short-haired pets, on the other hand, do not require so
much fur care. They require some amount of combing and brushing, but nothing
very special. Even so, it makes sense to shampoo him or her once in a while and
follow that with good brushing/combing.
Short-haired dogs are a good option for those who do not want to spend a
lot of time grooming their pet. Long-haired dogs are perfect for those who have
time to groom and take care of their pets.