Dog Grooming, Breeding and Training
Wine Hill Dogs
FACTS FROM THE CASTLE HEXENTAL – Defence
GROOMING – Tips
The Flat-Coated Retriever is a breed of the gundog that originates from the United Kingdom and is named for its coat. It was developed as a retriever both in water and on land. Its coat is of medium length with a tail and neck that are well feathered and does not usually call for more than regular brushing.
Its playful and sunny disposition ensures that the grooming sessions are enjoyable. It has a unique head that is often categorized as “one
of a piece.”
The Flat-Coated Retriever has a double coat that is thick with two distinctive shedding cycles; fall and spring. Weekly brushing is advised to keep a Flat-Coated Retriever healthy and shiny. This will help remove hairs that are loose and keep tangles at bay for most of the year.
In case your dog starts shedding, we vouch for Simple Shed Shampoo that contains oat proteins to help loosen your dog’s undercoat. We also advise brushing your dog on a daily basis to ensure that the hair loss is kept to a minimum around the house. Be mindful of the slicker brush you are using. If your brush does not have rounded tips, make sure to be gentle when using it on your dog.
The frequent brushing helps you control any knots that may have formed before they result to mats that are difficult to remove. Immediately the knots form, clear them and ensure regular grooming. Clearing can be made easier by spraying with Quick Finish Styling Spray or Aloe Silk Hair Restore.
It is critical to ensure that your dog’s ears are well cleaned. This helps you to notice any problems that the ears might have before they become severe. You can use a cotton ball and ear cleaner while cleaning the outer part of the ear. Espree Ear Care comes in handy during this cleaning process. If the dog has developed an ear condition that is chronic, use Espree Ear Care Aloe Wipes for weekly care. This routine helps you in keeping away any unhealthy condition that may arise, and it is not advisable for you to stick anything inside the ear canal or use a cotton swab to avoid damages.
Flats in action
Our sport dog: FABEN (GREAT obedience)
our hunting dogs