So many different breeds of dog have a thick undercoat to help protect them from the cold. Breeds like Alaskan Malamute and Siberian Husky, Border Collies, American Eskimo, and many others have become increasingly popular over the years. Taking on the responsibility of being Mom or Dad to a dog with a thick undercoat adds an extra dimension to your monthly grooming schedule. While it might add an extra challenge, not caring for your pup's undercoat can lead to massive mats that have to be cut out and tangles that make your pup look and feel bad.
You might not think it possible, but your pup does care about how he looks. He will always be much happier if you take the time once a month to groom his undercoat and the rest of his hair. You will be happy too, because regular grooming will help make the job easier. This also gives you plenty of time to look for fleas, ticks, cuts, scrapes, bruises, or anything else that might need the attention of your pup's vet.
Keeping a dog with a thick undercoat properly groomed can be challenging. But, when you step back and look at your handiwork, all that hard work will have paid off. This is the perfect time for you to go over your pup's skin looking for any problems such as fleas, ticks, cuts, scrapes, and anything else out of the ordinary. Be sure to take your pup to see his vet if you find anything of concern.