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!
This week’s Klip Joint dog of the week is Max, a darling mixed breed. We think mixed breed dogs are adorable and have great personalities. Max is the best little fellow and comes to us for a short clip to help prevent matting.
If you like mixed breed dogs as much as we do, check out this link for some cute photos of other mixed up dogs.
At the Klip Joint, we don’t care what your dog’s pedigree is – all are welcome and loved!
This week’s Klip Joint dogs of the week are two lovely ladies, Bella and Molly. They are both Shih Tzus and come to see us regularly for a fancy trim and bow.
Daily brushing and combing is necessary for Shih Tzus to prevent tangles. Many owners like to keep the coat trimmed short to prevent matting.
A Shih Tzu’s face needs daily attention because they tend to get messy when eating and their eyes tear quite a lot, staining the fur. Wiping the face with a warm, wet washcloth will keep them looking lovely.
Regular tooth brushing is also recommended for Shih Tzus, as they are prone to dental problems.
We can keep your Shih Tzu looking like a princess at the Klip Joint dog grooming – call today for an appointment!
This week’s Klip Joint dog of the week is Rusty, an apricot poodle. Rusty has a lot of personality and was very curious about the camera.
Unlike most dogs which have double coats, poodles have a single layer coat (no undercoat is present) composed of dense, curly fur that sheds minimally. They could be considered hypoallergenic (though not completely allergen free). The poodle does shed, but instead of the fur coming off the dog, it becomes tangled in the surrounding hair. This can lead to matting without proper care.
Texture ranges from coarse and woolly to soft and wavy. Poodle show clips require many hours of brushing and care per week. Poodles are usually clipped down into lower-maintenance cuts as soon as their show careers are over. Pet clips are much less elaborate than show and require much less maintenance. A pet owner can anticipate grooming a poodle every six to eight weeks.
No matter what breed of dog you have, Klip Joint can make it look like a champion! Call us today for an appointment.
This week’s Klip Joint dog of the week is Lexie, a grey and white Chinese Crested powderpuff. There are two distinct varieties of the Chinese Crested Dog, the “hairless” and the “powderpuff.” The powderpuff variety is a beautiful dog with a full coat of fur and many people do not realize they exist because a lot of websites only show the hairless variety. Both varieties are equally recognized by the major kennel clubs. The Chinese Crested originated in Africa where they were called “African Hairless Terriers.”
Chinese Cresteds are very clean, with no doggie odor. Powderpuffs need a lot more grooming. Daily brushing of the powderpuff’s long, fine, double coat is recommended, taking extra care when the dog is shedding. The wooly undercoat becomes matted if neglected.
Lexie was so happy to be at the Klip Joint, she smiled for the camera!