Dachshund Grooming Singapore
Dachshunds originated from Germany in the 1700s where they were developed for hunting small mammals such as badgers and foxes. Dachshunds, commonly known as Wiener dogs, are easily recognisable by their long bodies.
Their low muscular bodies with short legs made it ideal for them to follow preys in quarry underground before capturing the prey. Then they either pull their catch to the surface or wait for the hunter to dig it out.
These little hunters are brave, curious, lively and charming. Today in Singapore, the dachshund makes a great house dog and a loyal family pet.
Types Of Dachshund
The Dachshund is a diverse breed that comes in two sizes, the larger Standard Size and the more active Miniature Size. The American Kennel Club recognises three coat types in both sizes. The three coat types are namely smooth coat, long coat and wiry coat.
The Smooth Dachshunds are the original variation of the breed. They have smooth, short, shiny coats that lie neatly against their bodies.
The Longhaired Dachshunds have long straight or slightly wavy hair. They are crossed with spaniels to develop greater protection from the cold.
Hard coated terriers and wirehaired pinschers probably were crossed with the Smooth Dachshunds to produce the Wirehaired Dachshunds. These have short, yet thick and rough outercoats that provide maximum protection in dense undergrowth.
Their coats also come in a wide range of colours and patterns, adding to the dog’s varied appearance.
Brushing By Coat Types
Shorthaired Dachshunds are the easiest to upkeep as they only need regular brushing with a soft bristled brush. Wirehaired Dachshunds need to be brushed more frequently with a short-napped wire bristle brush. Longhaired dachshunds are to be brushed as often as possible by a stiff bristled brush and then combed.
Brushing will remove any loose, fallen or dead hair. Mats are masses of tangled hair which easily develop at areas where the hair is longer and unmaintained. Mats need to be untangled by hand or cut off. Every once in a while, Longhaired Dachshunds need a coat trim at the groomer’s.
Basic Grooming Procedures
Rudimentary grooming, namely bathing, brushing, nail cutting, ear cleaning, dental care and anal hygiene contribute a great deal in keeping a dachshund looking and feeling its best. Just like their owners, our pets do not tolerate being filthy and stinky.
A clean and well-brushed coat better insulates the dog during cold weather as dirty hair tends to mat, compact and lie flat on the body, unable to keep the dog warm. Regular grooming of our cats and dogs not only keep the animals neat and tidy, but it has also proven to leave them with less medical problems in the long run.
Contact A Professional
Grooming a Shorthaired Dachshund may seem simple because it is one of the easiest dog breeds to take care of. On the other hand, grooming for a Longhaired Dachshund takes skill and lots of practice.
Challenges are always present, especially during nail trimming and cleaning of anal glands. If you do not feel confident or comfortable doing any of it, please see a professional groomer. Why endure the mess and hassle at home when you can let our specialists at Pet Grooming Xpert pamper your dachshund with our quality pet grooming services?
We understand that you have a busy schedule and we do not want your beloved pet to miss even one session of its essential grooming. Call our friendly staff to book our service now and allow our experts to spoil your pet with a great new experience!
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