Although the soft-coated wheaten terrier’s beautiful single coat makes it a hypoallergenic dog breed, it also requires a great deal of maintenance. Because wheatens have hair instead of fur, their coats grow continuously and don’t shed. Grooming your wheaten terrier frequently will help keep the coat from getting matted and maintained in good condition. This is especially true for wheaten terriers living in the humid Florida climate. Here are some basic grooming tips for your wheaten terrier:
- Use a comb instead of a brush – The gentle open waves of a wheaten terrier coat are more likely to frizz if using a brush.
- Consider grooming your wheaten terrier at least two to three times a week to remove hair shed and reduce matting.
- Use thinning shears to increase manageability and reduce coat thickness in certain key areas
- Consider using a leave-in conditioner – Opt for a lighter type that reduces static and is not oil based. This can be a valuable benefit for a coat that attracts much dirt and debris, and in-turn can become easily tangled.
- It is never too early to start grooming practices with your new puppy. Socialize your wheaten terrier to grooming early through a short, consistent grooming routine.
- Early socialization tip: Start by rewarding your puppy when they allow you to touch their feet, ears and muzzle during a grooming session.
Proper trimming on a wheaten terrier
If you want your wheaten terrier to have the typical show-style trim or other popular trim style, it may be best to have an experienced wheaten terrier groomer perform the actual trimming of the coat.
The Maddox Country Kennel located in Jupiter, Florida, offers reasonable rates on highly specialized grooming for wheaten terriers. For more information about services and rates, drop us an e-mail at email@example.com
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