Breeds like the Yorkshire terrier, the Afghan hound, and the Lhasa Apso all have a similar coat type. With long, luxurious looking fur, these dogs all have a silky top coat that flows and mimics human hair when it’s been brushed and styled. It’s no easy task to keep these dogs looking their best, so routine maintenance is especially important. Brushing through your dog’s silky coat should be a daily practice, ensuring that it doesn’t get tangled or matted, which can cause discomfort or other health problems, especially if it inhibits his ability to run and play.
Many dogs don’t enjoy sitting still for brushing, especially if the brushing routine takes a little longer than usual. For silky coated dogs, the process could be irritating, especially if there are any tangles or mats you need to work through. Brushing through your dog’s fur will take a little bit of patience if he isn’t used to having to sit still for it.
If you have a silky breed, keep in mind that regular brushing and grooming isn’t an option, it’s a necessity. Grooming will keep your dog happy, healthy, and both cool and warm in the right seasons. You should have multiple types of brushes and combs on hand and be able to set a regular routine for maintenance. Remember to take your time and make the experience pleasant for both you and your dog!