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 Grooming of the Black Terrier

Grooming

Our kennel provides professional grooming services
for Black Russian Terriers and other dog breeds

Grooming is not just a dog grooming.

This is a set of procedures that includes, in addition to the actual haircut, washing, drying, combing, trimming claws, cutting out hair between the pads, cleaning the ears. Also included is stripping - combing out excess undercoat of wire-haired dogs.

But trimming – a pinch of wool (dead hair) for the Black Terrier is not acceptable: The Russian Black Terrier does not trim!

According to the type of coat, black terrier belongs to wire-haired dogs that need regular combing (combing to the skin), grooming and washing. If this is not done, the wool will not be able to be updated and will be knocked off.

The main purpose of dog hair is to serve as a protective and insulating cover.

The skin and coat, its condition is the personification of the health and well-being of the dog. Wool, which has a healthy gloss, is an indicator of the excellent state of health of the animal. And, conversely, dull, devoid of glitter, wool knocked down in mats – a sign that the animal is not healthy enough.

Three types of hair are distinguished in wool:

  • coverslips hair;

  • downy hair (undercoat);

  • sensitive hair (vibrissae).

Ostev hair usually dominates in length in the coat of dogs, creating a general impression of its hairiness. Its function is to protect the body from abrasions (in the armpits and groin – from friction) and to prevent creasing of the undercoat.

The undercoat, consisting of numerous downy hairs around the cover hairs, is the main heat insulator of the dog. Down hair is the thinnest, most gentle, with numerous twists.

Sensitive hair is the smallest. They are located in dogs on the lips, chin and eyebrows. They perform a tactile function and, apparently, a function similar to taste. Vibrissa root is supplied with a significant amount of nerves and blood vessels. Sensitive hair is normally longer than the surrounding wool, it is hard and almost straight. The effect of this hair on the exterior is small, they are clearly visible only in short-haired dogs.

By the quality, structure and abundance of the coat of Russian Black Terriers can be divided into three main types.

  • The predominance of a cover hair with a small amount of undercoat.

  • The coverslips hair and the undercoat are fairly balanced.

  • The predominance of soft, often long undercoat, overwhelming coverslips hair.

The first type of coat is the easiest to care for, it is distinguished by a special shine, it almost does not form tangles, the dirt rolls off its surface, but over time, the cover hair grows dull and thinner – it is recommended to shave it along the body and on the thighs along with a small undercoat once year.

The second type – the most preferred and elegant, with constant combing and care saves the texture for a long time.

The third type – requires more thorough care and almost daily combing, is prone to more frequent formation of tangles, has a matte appearance, because the sheen of the coat gives the covering outer hair, which is very small in this type.

There is still the opinion that it is enough to wash the dog 1-2 times a year..

Someone thinks that the dog itself knows when it needs to bathe and will do it in the near pond during the walk. And some people think that bathe is unhealthy for dogs to wash. This is based on a lack of experience and knowledge, and more often – laziness and carelessness of dog owners. The thought even comes to mind: do they love their dogs, why did they buy them? Imagine a man not washed a few months. How will he feel?

When is the first time the Black Terrier is trimmed and bathed?

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