A six-month-old Portuguese water dog is just an adorable pet. Just look at that cute face and those puppy-like wrinkles, it looks as if they might cry when you give them a bath. They are so adorable that people just fall in love with them.
Just 36 Portuguese water dogs have been entered for international cruises competition in 2021. The common hair color on the ears is often wavy. If you’re new to this breed then you’re encouraged to look at different breeds as a potential starting point for grooming.
Many owners start with the AKC standard for the standard breeds. They include the Portuguese Water Dog, the Portuguese Water Cat and the Bearded Collie. Once you know the breed you can move on to grooming tips. While the AKC does not offer specific grooming recommendations they do suggest some general guidelines. Most of these suggestions pertain to long haired breeds like the Portuguese Water Dog.
As stated before, the AKC doesn’t offer specific grooming recommendations but they do recommend that you carefully evaluate your pet’s coat prior to getting a full Portuguese water dog haircut. It’s important to find out the specific breed, history, markings and health history of your pet. You should be aware that there are several types of dog breeds that are considered hypoallergenic. It’s important to check your pet’s skin to make sure that they won’t develop allergies to any of the items used in your grooming session.
The first Portuguese water dog breed to get a haircut is the Bearded Collie. Beards are generally longer at the front and tapered back. These types of dog breeds are great for the pet owner who wants to keep her or his pet’s hair short. Beards can also help with the grooming routine, since the dog will be less likely to chew, tear or scratch the surface area that needs to be groomed.
The next Portuguese water dog breed to get a haircut is the Brazilian Mastiff. This breed is one of the more common mixtures of the AKC breeds. Owners typically don’t need to worry about health issues associated with hypoallergenic dog breeds since the dogs are typically very healthy. The cutest thing about the Brazilian Mastiff is the cute curly tail.
The last dog breed to receive a trim is the Portuguese Water Dog. This cut is also common on most AKC breeds. This cut is very low and straight at the edges, while the center is a bit higher. Owners typically want the center to be higher since it will make the dog look bigger when it stands upright. If you don’t care too much about the appearance of the dog then this cut is perfect.
These are the three most popular cuts that dog breeders recommend. Keep in mind that each breed has unique characteristics that may not point to it being a good candidate for the AKC line. Talk to your breeder for more information.
Portuguese Water Dogs should only be trimmed every six to eight weeks. During this time, the dog’s coat does not need to be cleaned. Owners will want to check their dog’s ears regularly and give it a good shampoo at that time. When the hair around the ears becomes wavy, it is an indication that the dog has not been washed. A good ear shampoo will loosen the wavy hair and make it easier to brush out. When cleaning the dog, it is important to remember that the water dog’s hair is very coarse and should be brushed gently and never wet.
The AKC does not require that the owners give their dogs a trim, but they will if they are going to participate in a competition. It is important to have the hair around the dog’s eyes trimmed since it is often used by judges to determine the dog’s eye-catching beauty. The owner of the Portuguese Water Dog breed should never let the dog wear clothing or blankets around its neck because it may choke or rub against the throat when it tries to breath. It is also important to make sure the dog is given a good exercise on a daily basis and has a sufficient amount of food and water to drink.
Some water dog owners prefer to have their dogs groomed by a professional. However, it is possible for an owner to do his or her own grooming if he or she has the necessary equipment. This will probably involve using a comb and a soft brush, as well as nail clippers and conditioners. It is important to keep the nails short so that they do not get caught on furniture or other things around the home. When the nails are long, they can cause pain and irritation to the dog.
The AKC does not recommend using electric clippers on the water dog. Clippers that are electric are designed for use on humans and can cause electrical injuries to the water dog. Therefore, it is usually best to have a human groom the dog since the electric clippers can be very dangerous. The water dog’s coat should be properly handled in order to keep it healthy.