AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD

GROOMING PROFILE

 Grooming Demand Rating

 Moderate

 Full Grooming Interval

 6 to 8 Weeks

 Maintenance Interval

Weekly

BLADES & TOOLS

Slicker & pin brushes, wide tooth and standard steel combs and scissors.
 

COAT & GROOM TIPS

Using protein coat conditioners and detangling solutions during the pre-bath brush and comb out stage can make the job a lot easier on this breed. Start with a slicker brush session, followed by a comb out session. It may be easier to start with a coarse comb, and then a medium comb.

Using modern high velocity dryers to blow off excess water after the bath saves a tremendous amount of drying time. Some groomers prefer to use a pin brush instead of slicker brush for the hand fluff dry process. You can expect even more loose hair to remove after the bath, and finish with a final comb out.

Don't forget to scissor the hair under the feet even with the pads, and trim any other stray hairs around the feet.

Thinning shears can be used to remove excessive hair that may block the anus area and collect dirt.

MORE GROOMING TIPS FOR PROFESSIONALS

Be sure to dry this breed thoroughly with a professional quality blow dryer after removing all of the undercoat and bathing. They can remain damp and in a humid environment it can create skin problems.

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Breed Standard Information

American Kennel Club - Breed Information

Australian Shepherd Club of America

Continental Kennel Club

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DogBreedInfo.com

Grooming Information

Continental Kennel Club - Australian Shepherd

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