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Skye Terrier Grooming

The Skye Terrier is one of the dog breeds that do not require professional grooming. In fact, many owners find that it is not an issue at all for them to take care of all of their pets needs at home. However, if you plan do the grooming at home yourself you are going to need to have the following items, a pin brush, a natural bristle brush, a comb, scissors, nail clippers, and shampoo and conditioner.

Surprisingly, even though this breed has a lot of its hair the hardest thing that you are going to run into when it comes to grooming your pet is brushing its hair. Usually, however, you are only going to have to do this once a week unless you notice that is has gotten into burrs or has something sticky mixed in it. But, many owners have stated that they did not find maintaining their coat hard at all. Additionally, the only time you are going to have to worry about trimming them is when it comes to their feet. You will find that they will have hair that grows between their foot pads that will need to be tidied up from time to time.

When your Skye is a puppy you are going to find it very beneficial to teach them to lie down while they are being brushed as well as having their nails trimmed. Even though when they are puppies their coats will not be very long you will want to make sure that you take the time to train them because when they are adults you will have a hard time getting them to behalf while you try to manage their longer coats.

When it comes to cutting their toenails you will want to make sure that you do not forget to trim their dew claws as well. Not to mention the fact you should be cutting their nails every week. Additionally, when it is time for you to give your dog a bath you will want to be sure that you get all of the shampoo and conditioner out of their coat and you will want to dry them with a hair dryer. This is where the sitting down training when being groomed is going to be very helpful! Furthermore, to keep your dog from feeling discomfort you always want to make sure that you dry their armpits as well.

As long as you follow the advice given in this article you should be fine. However, if you want your dog to be a show dog you should seek more advice from your breeder.




  1. Kristan says:

    There’s certainly a great deal to learn about this subject.
    I like all the points you have made.

  2. Wendy Raeburn says:

    My Skye has become quite knotted so I will have to cut his hair short to start again. Your advice is good though.


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