Grooming Medium-Coated Dogs

Medium-coated breeds are also relatively easy to groom, as their coats generally don't get extremely dirty or develop mats. A medium coat is generally longer than one inch, but still looks quite short. The following are some common medium-coated breeds:

  • Akita
  • Australian Shepherd
  • Border Collie
  • Brittany
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  • German Shepherd
  • Golden Retriever
  • Great Pyrenees
  • Pembroke Welsh Corgi
  • Saint Bernard
  • Siberian Husky
  • Brushing & Bathing

    Generally, a good weekly brushing and a monthly grooming session will suffice. As part of your dog's monthly grooming session, give him a bath, and then, make sure he is completely dry. You can let him air dry, towel dry him, or even use a blow dryer on a low heat.


    Once he's dry, use a clipper or scissors to neaten the outline of his coat. Never clip for too long without stepping back and taking a look at your work! Medium coats don't require much trimming, so it's easy to over trim.


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