SIBERIAN HUSKY

GROOMING PROFILE

 Grooming Demand Rating

 Moderate

 Full Grooming Interval

 8 Weeks

 Maintenance Interval

Twice Weekly

BLADES & TOOLS

Slicker & pin brushes, steel combs, matting rake or comb and scissors.
 

COAT & GROOM TIPS

Using protein coat conditioners and de-tangling 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.

Regular brushing and combing at least twice a week is essential in order to remove substantial wooly hair shed from the soft dense undercoat, and not only the outer coarse guard coat which protects the undercoat. The density of the hair coat can be misleading to novice groomers or owners of this breed; it is very dense. The outer coat should have a somewhat bright sheen when finished.

The comfort of the Siberian Husky through the professional grooming process is significantly increased when the dog owner has maintained proper regular brushing and combing. Detangling products may work well on this type of wooly under coat when matted or heavily-undercoated. Allow extra time to groom these energetic dogs with poor coat conditions.

Using modern high velocity dryers to blow off excess water after the bath can save a tremendous amount of drying time. Some groomers prefer to use a large 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.

A light coat of a protein conditioner mist can add sheen to the coat as a final touch when grooming is complete.

MORE GROOMING TIPS FOR PROFESSIONALS

Dry the dog thoroughly with a professional quality blow dryer. A damp Siberian Husky in humid climates mildews creating odor and skin infections.

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Breed Standard Information

American Kennel Club - Breed Information

Siberian Husky Club of America

Siberian Husky Club of Great Britain

Continental Kennel Club

CyberPet.com

DogBreedInfo.com

Grooming Information

Grooming the Siberian Husky

Grooming a Siberian Husky

Continental Kennel Club - Siberian Husky

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