OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOG

Old English Sheepdog

GROOMING PROFILE

 Grooming Demand Rating

 High

 Full Grooming Interval

 4 Weeks

 Maintenance Interval

Twice Weekly Minimum

BLADES & TOOLS

Slicker & pin brushes, natural bristle brush, matt or undercoat rake and splitter, metal combs, thinning shears and scissors.
 
AREA BLADE #
Very matted strip #7F or #5F
Long trim #30 with #1 1/4 Comb
Short trim #4F
Pads #15
Stomach #10

 

COAT & GROOM TIPS

Regular brushing and combing daily or at least every other day is essential in order to prevent tangling and to remove hair shed. The density of the hair coat can be misleading to novice groomers or owners of this breed. The haircoat is dense and so easily matted that when it is not cared for a period of time, it can become so matted a groomer has no choice but to remove the coat, something no one really wants for this breed unless it's the owner's choice.

The de-matting process for a Old English Sheepdog coat may be significantly eased by using spray-on detangling products designed for use before the bath.

The Old English Sheepdog requires a thorough brush and comb out BEFORE the bath. After fluff-drying, comb the hair once again to a beautifully comb-styled presentation and removing any last tangles.

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. Some areas of hair may dry and curl before they are hand fluff-dried, and if so, lightly dampen the curled areas and then brush and dry to remove curls.

The Old English Sheepdog may collect some hair or matter in the eye corners which you should wipe clean with cotton moistened in clean water.

MORE GROOMING TIPS FOR PROFESSIONALS

Take some time to help your clients that own this breed to learn how to effectively brush and comb their pet if they are not experienced. You will enjoy an easier dog to groom later.

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Books Dedicated to Old English Sheepdog


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Multi-Breed Books

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Breed Standard Information

American Kennel Club - Breed Information

Old English Sheepdog Club of America

Old English Sheepdog Club of Scotland

Continental Kennel Club

CyberPet.com

DogBreedInfo.com

Grooming Information

Helpful Hints on Grooming the Old English Sheepdog

Grooming the Old English Sheepdog

Deb's Old English Sheepdog Page

Art & Science of Grooming Your Old English Sheepdog

Continental Kennel Club - Old English Sheepdog

DogBreedInfo.com

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