Siberian Husky Grooming

By: Andrewpreston
Specific techniques are needed when grooming your Siberian Husky because of their double-coat. The Siberian Husky breed has a woolly undercoat with a layer of longer, harsher outer coat that grows through the undercoat. This type of coat allows them to have insulation against the cold or heat. The male Siberian Husky will shed at least once a year and the female will shed their coat about twice a year.

If there is high humidity or excessive heat then the shedding will be worse. Three to six weeks is the typical time period for the shedding process and then the new coat will start growing within the following three to four months. You should groom your dog daily during the shedding period and regular brushing between those periods is necessary in order to take care of any excess loose hairs. By maintaining a weekly grooming pattern you can avoid the continuous shedding of hair that is common with other dog breeds.

When grooming your Siberian Husky the main goal is to remove the dead hairs that are clinging to the coat. By grooming your Siberian Husky you are helping to clean the skin as well as the shafts of the living hair. When grooming your Siberian Husky you need to use two main tools: the wide-toothed comb and a bristle brush. The comb should have rounded teeth and the bristles of the brush should be long enough to reach through the coat to the skin underneath.

Never cut or trim your Siberian Huskies coat. Occasionally you may want to tidy stray hairs around the feet, but you should never shape or strip the Siberian Husky coat. Use the comb first to break up any mats or snags and to remove the head hairs. If there are knots you should use the comb and your fingers to gently tease them apart. After combing you will need to brush forward first over the head and shoulders before you brush back.

The comb should have rounded teeth and the brush should have long enough bristles in order to reach through the coat to the skin underneath. You should never cut or trim the coat of your Siberian Husky. Sometimes it may be necessary to tidy up stray hairs around the feet, but you never want to shape or strip the coat of your Siberian Husky. Use the comb first to help break up any mats or snags and to remove any dead hairs.

Bathing should be done in the spring and fall in order to coincide with the molting of the coat. The Siberian Husky has a coat that remains clean year-round and usually doesn't take on the dog odor. When it comes to bathing your Siberian Husky you want to use a very mild shampoo that is specifically formulated for dogs. If you use a shampoo designed for humans it will be too harsh and results in a dry coat for your dog.

Since the Siberian Husky is an active dog they often get enough exposure to pavement that you don't have to trim the nails often. However, you still want to regularly inspect their nails to make sure they don't need trimming.

As a result of their activity level the Siberian Husky typically gets enough exposure to pavement that you don't have to trim their nails often. Although it is still important to inspect the nails regularly to make sure they don't need trimming. If nails are not kept properly trimmed the nails will become overgrown, which can affect the placement of the dog's feet and as a result their gait.
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