This week’s Klip Joint dog of the week is Dixie Bell, an adorable Shih Tzu. We took her out for a break before her bath and she tried to hide under the lawn chair. She is a sweet girl, but she doesn’t care for the bath part of grooming! She looked even cuter when we were finished.
Most people opt for keeping their Shih Tzu’s coat clipped short, which makes it easier to groom for the owner and more comfortable for the dog. You will still need to brush and comb your dog, at least several times per week, every other day is even better and a once over every evening is ideal.
Daily brushing and combing will prevent most mats from forming, but if daily grooming is not possible, de-matting might be necessary.
We will take good care of your little darlings at Klip Joint Dog Grooming!
I wonder how the TV character, Sheldon Cooper, would feel about having a dog named after him? Surely he wouldn’t be offended if he saw how cute this terrier mix named Sheldon Cooper is – especially after getting groomed at the Klip Joint!
This week’s Klip Joint dog of the week is Indy, a black Shih Tzu. Indy is about 11 months old and already understands the importance of regular grooming. Daily brushing and combing is necessary to prevent tangles, as is frequent bathing (as often as once a week).
At about 10 to 12 months of age, the Shih Tzu coat changes from puppy fluff to a silky adult coat. During this stage, you’ll probably think the coat mats faster than you can brush. Don’t give up! This is temporary, lasting for about three months. Once the adult coat comes in fully, brushing gets easier.
The Shih Tzu’s nails should be trimmed monthly, and his ears checked once a week for dirt, redness, or a bad odor that can indicate an infection. Wipe them out weekly with a cotton ball dampened with gentle, pH-balanced ear cleaner to prevent problems.
The Shih Tuz’s face, like a toddler’s, also needs daily attention. He gets dirty after eating, and his eyes tear up readily, so it’s necessary to wipe his face regularly with a soft cloth dampened with warm water. Regular tooth brushing with a soft toothbrush and doggie toothpaste will keep his gums and teeth healthy.
This week’s Klip Joint dog of the week is Jasper, a Japanese Spitz. It has been a couple of years since Jasper has been to see us. We had to shave him down because he was so matted. His fur came off like a carpet. This shows how important it is to regularly brush double coated dogs.
A dog like this should be brushed twice a week with a good pin brush to get down to the base of the coat. A spitz doesn’t have to be bathed very often because their fur repels dirt, much like non-stick cookware. But regular brushing is necessary to get out the dead hair and prevent matting. A wet washcloth can be used to wipe tear stains or dirt from the face, if needed. This type of dog will lose their coat at least once a year, so extra brushing may be needed during that time.
A spitz is a wonderful loving and loyal companion dog. Brushing time can be loving time and your spitz will LOVE the extra attention.
At Klip Joint Dog Grooming, we offer deshedding to help remove dead hair and prevent matting. Call us for more information at 806-358-4758.
This week’s Klip Joint dog of the week is Brody. Brody is a Cavapoo – a mix of Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Poodle. Brody is about a year old and got all the best traits from both breeds. He is very obedient, is very smart and has a very sweet disposition. We like him VERY much!
No matter what the mix, we can keep your dog looking very beautiful at the Klip Joint! Call today for an appointment.
This week’s Klip Joint dog of the week is Cheyenne, a beautiful mini Australian Shepherd. She is such a sweet girl and looks so beautiful when clean and brushed. She sat very still in the crate when I photographed her – she’s so serious and obedient!
Miniature Australian Shepherds are easygoing, perpetual puppies that love to play. Courageous, loyal and affectionate, they are excellent children’s companions that are great with active children. This dog will be a devoted friend and guardian. Very lively, agile and attentive, they are eager to please, with a sixth sense about what the owner wants. Miniature Australian Shepherds are highly intelligent and easy to train.
The coat of the Miniature Australian Shepherd is easy to groom and needs little attention. Brush occasionally with a firm bristle brush and bathe monthly. This breed is an average shedder.
Bring your beautiful, fluffy girls and boys to the Klip Joint for extra loving care!