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The 15 Coat Types and How To Correctly Groom Them



Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins

While there has never been an official list of dog coat types for the grooming industry, maybe there ought to be! While individual dogs vary even within breeds, knowing what tools and techniques are appropriate to the coat type presented to you for grooming is essential. Jennifer has identified and compiled the fifteen distinct coat types that require specific and separate grooming strategies and equipment. Each one has “Do’s and Don’ts” based on the actual scientific, genetic, and physical structure of the hair or fur of that type dog. Learn how to groom each coat type based on the best practices for those breeds. All coat types fall into two general genetic categories – Hair and Fur. This first hour goes in-depth on “Hair” coat types, and the matting that goes with them. Combination coats that have the problems of both will also be addressed. Hint: some rhyme with “oodle”. Half of all dogs have a double coat.

HOUR ONE: The Fifteen Coat Types and their origins, Canine Hair and Fur Anatomy, and How to identify the Coat Type of the Dog you are grooming.

HOUR TWO: The “Double Coat Controversy”. Grooming “Fur”-Type Shedding Breeds, Correct Tools, Techniques, and Best Practices.

HOUR THREE: Grooming “Hair” Type coats, correct tools, techniques and Best Practices.

HOUR FOUR: Grooming “Combination” Coat Types that both mat and shed, as well as tools, techniques, and Best Practices for more unusual coat types and specialized breeds.

After this seminar, you will be able to set yourself apart as the groomer in your area that is truly expert on differing canine coat types and their proper care.