Examples of Single Coat Dog Breeds and Double Coated Dogs

Double & Single Coated Dog Breeds

What exactly defines the hair type of single coat dog breeds? And how is this different from double coated dogs.

This is a question that does matter if you are about to choose a new dog for the household.

It matters even more if you are about to embark on a grooming career.

So let’s examine the main differences so that you can be well-informed when deciding on your next canine companion.

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Low-Shedding Dogs – Small & Big Dog Breeds that Don’t Shed a Lot

If you are a dog lover but you suffer from allergies, or someone in your family does, then the good news is that not all is lost. You can still be the proud owner of a cute little puppy. Why? Because you can find comparatively non-shedding and low-shedding dogs to choose from a number of small, medium and big breeds.

On the other hand, perhaps you simply don’t want the hassle of having to chase loose dog hair that constantly accumulates on your carpet and furniture.

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How to Restrain a Dog While Grooming – He Won’t Let Me Trim His Face

How to Restrain a Dog

Hello there! Are you having difficulty calming a dog for grooming? Do you want some pointers on how to gently restrain a dog, for the next time you encounter this problem?

Luckily we’re here to help.

In this brief guide, we’ll answer some of the most asked questions on how to restrain a dog while grooming. To simplify things, let’s use the name “Roby,” a male dog, as an example for every scenario.

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Airedale Terrier Grooming Guide

Airedale terriers are one of those breeds that probably match your ‘stereotypical’ idea of how a terrier is expected to look. Their long snout and characteristic curls set them apart and are likely to get you the occasional “Your dog is so cute.” from a passerby or neighbor.

Airedale Terrier Dog Figurine

However, this breed has specific grooming needs, so read on for some Airedale Terrier grooming tips.

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How to Groom a Papillon Dog

Papillon Characteristics and Grooming Needs

The Papillon, French for butterfly, is easily recognized by its butterfly wing-like ears. The small toy dog is generally low maintenance and easy to groom. Its fun and playful disposition, along with its long strands of hair, may cause it to get small tangles, but these are usually easy to comb out.


The typical Papillon is usually described by her owner as having a cheery disposition. And I would add to that description the word ‘robust’.

Owners usually find that their Papillon puppy is relatively easy to train. It should be mentioned, however, that their lively nature would be in contrast to the placid nature of many lap dog breeds. What else is similar or different?

How Does the Papillon Compare to Other Breeds

So how does the Papillon compare to other dog breeds?

Click on the graphic below to access a unique interactive app that can show you how the Papillon is related to other breeds.

Papillon Breed Comparison

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