Coat is short and close to the body, it lies flat to the skin making it smooth and shiny with no texture. Although easy to maintain this coat type is high shedding. As coat is short and continually growing it sheds in weekly to twelve weekly cycles.
Prone to sensitive and dry skin. Beware insect bites in the summer especially.
Breeds Include: French bulldog, American Staffordshire terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier, Smooth dachshund, Greyhound, Viszla, Weimaraner, German Shorthaired Pointer, Italian greyhound, Whippet, Boxer, Doberman pinscher, Great dane.
See our recommended range for smooth coats.
This coat is close to the body, but it is not smooth. It is high shedding again, and they produce a lot of natural oils, giving rise to “dog odour.” Again these dogs can have incredibly sensitive skin.
Breeds Include: Labrador retriever, Pug, Chinese shar-pei, Basset hound, Beagle, Rottweiler, Australian cattle dog, Short-haired chihuahua, Toy fox terrier, Saint Bernard (shorthaired).
See our recommended range for short coats.
This coat type is a combination of long, silky coat and short, smooth coat. Coat is short around the face, front side of legs and body. Coat is longer on undercarriage, rear sides of legs, tail and some breeds ears. Seasonal shedding can occur with these coat types, which can cling to everything.
Breeds Include: Golden retriever, Border collie, Long haired chihuahua, Japanese chin, Papillion.
See our recommended range for combination coats
This coat type is also considered non-shedding and is soft, curly, wavy or fleecy. Regular brushing/combing is required, at least 3 times a week to prevent knots, tangles, mats from forming. These dogs can hold allergens against their skin so use conditioners that soften the coat and prevent tangling to keep skin healthy.
Breeds Include: Poodle, Wheaten terrier, Bichon frise, Labradoodle, Retrodoodle, Cavoodle, Schnoodle, Portuguese water dog, Shih tzu.
See our recommended range for curly/wavy/fleecy coats.
This coat is a combination of long, thick, silky hair and some short, smooth hair. Prone to mats, knots and tangles this coat type requires daily to weekly brush for detangling dog fur in addition to using products that moisturise the coat to keep it nourished.
Breeds Include: Bernese Mountain Dog, Newfoundland, Saint Bernard, Samoyed, Collie – rough coated, Shetland Sheepdog, Chow Chow, Pomeranian.
See our recommended range for heavy coats.
Silky coat breeds have a combination of long, silky and short, smooth coat.Coat is very short and tight around face, front of legs, body and rear of legs. Long, silky coat on undercarriage, rear of front legs, front side of rear legs and tail.
Again, long, silky coats can mat, knot and tangle if not groomed daily to weekly.
Breeds Include: Irish setter, English setter, Cocker spaniel, Field Spaniel, English cocker spaniel, English springer spaniel, Yorkshire terrier.
See our recommended range for silky coats.
Long coat or drop coats are continually growing and considered non-shedding. Breed standard for long coated breeds is as is, requiring only a trim. Brushing/combing is required at least three times a week otherwise mats, knots and tangles will definitely form. If coat is not brushed/combed frequently, coat will become problematic causing poor air circulation to the skin which in turn will become inflamed and/or infected.
Breeds Include: Afghan hound, Maltese, Silky Terrier, Bearded collie, Old English sheepdog, Tibetan terrier, Cavalier king Charles spaniel, long haired chihuahua, Pekingese.
See our recommended range for long coats.
These breeds have a soft, dense undercoat over majority of body and wire coat over entire body. Soft undercoat will seasonally shed in cooler climates. Longer guard coat can form mats, knots and tangles and should be brushed/combed regularly.
Breeds Include: Miniature schnauzer, Giant schnauzer, Standard Schnauzer, Irish wolfhound, Scottish terrier, Brussels griffon, German wirehaired pointer, Airedale terrier, Irish terrier.
See our recommended range for wiry coats.
Hairless breeds should only be washed in sensitive skin products. We recommend to add additional moisture back into the delicate and oily prone skin. For blackheads try the Paw & Body Soak as a scrub for finished by massaging the Moisture Balm.
Breeds Include: Chinese Crested Dog, American Hairless Terrier.
See our recommended range for hairless coats.