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How to Groom Short Haired Dogs

Options for Grooming a Short Haired Dog


Do you have a dog with short hair? Are you wondering if they have grooming needs like long haired dogs? Some short-hair breeds include: Labrador Retrievers, Pit Bulls, Bull Terriers,

Chihuahuas, Greyhounds, Terrier Mix, Frenchies, and Boston Terriers. Although their hair is short, they do still require to be groomed appropriately and routinely. Check out these grooming tips to learn more!


Brushing & Bathing Short Haired Dogs


Brushing your short haired dog helps to remove dead skin and dead undercoat. Use a dog grooming brush or dog grooming mit to loosen any dirt or dead undercoat prior to washing. Remember to brush in the direction of the hair growth so that it does not cause any discomfort to your dog.


Bathing your dog helps to remove dander and dead hair. Bathing your dog regularly helps your dog’s skin and coat to maintain moisture. This will help their coat to appear shiny! Use an all natural shampoo and conditioner free of chemicals and parabens that is gentle on their skin.


The frequency of brushing and bathing will depend on your dog. Every dog is different! Brushing and bathing can be anywhere between once a week to once a month. Don’t forget to make grooming a positive experience for your dog! Giving them verbal praise, pets, and treats can make grooming a pleasant experience for both you and your dog. Consider it a great time to bond and build a lasting relationship with your pup.


Know your dog, know your options!

All Purpose Shampoo & Conditioner


Check out Frankie & Paisley 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner made with Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, and Chamomile! This 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner is a great grooming product for any short haired or long haired dog. Aloe Vera can relieve pain and itching. Coconut oil adds shine to coats and soothes itchy or dry skin. Hemp seed oil has anti-inflammatory properties, cleanses, and moisturizes. Chamomile has antimicrobial properties and clams inflamed or irritated skin.



Itchy Skin Shampoo


Check out Natural Dog Company Unscented Itchy Dog Shampoo. Itchy Dog Shampoo is free of sulfates, parabens, alcohols, toxins, and artificial fragrances. The natural ingredients aid in overall skin health and help to balance, heal, and soothe pups with red, itchy, and irritated skin. Ingredients include Lavender Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Aloe Vera.

Shampoo is perfect for:

  • Dogs with ongoing skin problems due to allergies, bug bites, rashes, hot spots, and other irritations

  • Healing skin irritations and restoring skin & coat health

  • Dogs of all breeds, ages, and sizes



EXTRA Gentle Shampoo


Check out Natural Dog Company Sensitive Skin Oatmeal Shampoo: A great all purpose shampoo for dogs with naturally sensitive skin.


  • -Maintaining a clean, shiny coat and moisturized skin

  • -Relieving dry, itchy, and irritated skin

  • -Dogs of all breeds, ages, and sizes


Sensitive Skin Oatmeal Shampoo is a gentle and non-irritating formula that is free of sulfates, parabens, alcohols, toxins, and artificial fragrances. The natural ingredients aid in overall skin health and help to balance, heal, and soothe pups with easily irritated skin. Ingredients include Colloidal Oatmeal, Aloe Vera, Chamomile Extract, and Manuka Honey.



Grooming Wipes

Did your pup get a muddy belly or still have food leftovers on their face? Grooming wipes are perfect for days where bathtime simply is not the answer. Natural Dog Company wipes are formulated for in-between baths and can also be useful for cleaning irritated or inflamed areas of the skin. Ingredients include Aloe Vera, Witch Hazel, and Decyl Glucoside. Grooming wipes are perfect for short haired breeds and wrinkly faces.


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