Top Grooming Tips For A Bedlington Terrier

Bedlington Terriers have to be one of the cuter breeds on the planet with their lamb-like looks and adorable curly coats. However, they are not the easiest of dogs to keep looking neat and tidy. The wonderful thing about the breed is they don't shed their coats like other dogs because any excess hair clings to it. However, although this means less hair is left around the house, it does not mean Bedlington Terriers are low-maintenance dogs in the grooming department. In fact, quite the opposite is true.

Tools You Will Need

You will need to make up a dog grooming kit which boasts good quality tools. This includes several combs and brushes as well as a pair of top of the range clippers. Learning how to clip your dog at home will ultimately save a lot of money, but you need to take lessons from a professional dog groomer so you really do know what you are doing to avoid making a mess of things or injuring your dog in the process.

Keeping Things Tidy

Bedlington Terriers need to be brushed and combed on a daily basis to get rid of any excess hair that's clinging to their coats. The other delightful thing about the breed is that if their coats are well trimmed and clipped in the right way on a regular basis, you end up accentuating their cute lamb-like shape especially around their heads as well as their bodies.

A Professional Clip Every Couple of Months

It's also a good idea to have Bedlington Terriers professionally clipped every two months or so and this is especially true as the weather warms up during the summer months. A shorter, neater coat when the temperature is hot helps keep your dog that much cooler making life a lot more comfortable for them in the process.

A well established and reputable dog groomer whether they have their own dog grooming parlour or who offer to visit clients at home, would be able to thin, trim and clip your dog's coat where needed and they would be able to do this a whole lot faster than owners are generally able to do.

A professional groomer would also be able to check your dog's ears to make sure there's isn't an excess build-up of wax or any nasty odours which could be sign of infection. They would also be able to trim the hairs inside your pet's ears which sometimes can become a nuisance when it comes to ear infections.

Clipping Nails is a Must

Even though you may take your dog out on a daily basis for regular walks and exercise, you still need to check their nails because the chances are they are being worn down unevenly which can cause extra strain on those little legs and paws. A lot of dog owners don't feel comfortable about trimming their pet's claws for fear of making them bleed much preferring to leave this task up to the experts, whether it's the dog groomer or a veterinary nurse.

If you don't mind doing the job yourself and cut too low by accident, causing a nail to bleed, after wiping it with a clean cloth you can put a drop of superglue on the nail to stem the bleeding. The thing to bear in mind is that nails tend to bleed quite a lot when they are cut too low, but this tends to look worse than it actually is. With this said, the claw will be sore for a couple days which might make your dog lame especially when they walk on harder ground.

Daily Grooming is a Good Routine

Grooming your dog on a daily basis is a good routine to get into because not only does it allow you to form a very strong bond with your pet, but it also allows you to check them over for any injuries, lumps and bumps. It also allows you to see if they have caught any nasty parasites, namely fleas, mites and other troublesome blood sucking horrors that like living on dogs.

Conclusion

Bedlington Terriers are one of the cutest dogs on the planet but they not the easiest when it comes to keeping their coats looking good. They need combing and brushing on a daily basis. Their coats need to be thinned, trimmed and clipped every couple of months, making sure it is done correctly so their lamb-like looks are nicely accentuated. Learning how to groom your dog is very rewarding and worthwhile because it allows you to form a stronger bond with your pet who will love you even more because of all the one-to-one attention you give them.


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