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Yo if your a dog lover like me,when you think of Gordon Setters, you think of how awesome their coats are!
But how do they do it! How do these dog show pet owners keep their coats so wavy with no tangles!
This Grooming Guide for Gordon Setters will be packed with bite sized tips to get your Gordon looking showroom ready : )
So check it, after doing some research I found out that the standard for a well done Gordon Setter coat should be:
- straight or slightly waved without the curls,
- long hair on ears under stomach and on chest, back of the fore and hind legs, and on the tail.
There is not a dog in the world who does not get the occasional “bad hair day” or “blowing his coat”. Keepinga Gordon Setter’s coat in that fine ass show room condition we love seeing is an ongoing project.
But, it doesn’t have to be an annoying task that gotta get done for your Setter.
Nah, don’t even trip!
Here are some general things you can do to preserve your Gordon’s coat without spending a fortune:
Super simple pet snoods.
Dogs wear these over there ears or their entire body( well almost ) so their ears don’t fall into their food bowl or water bowl. As for their bodies it keeps it from getting ruffled and more.
Make sure it is long enough to cover your Setter’s ears; and body if you choose to.
To make it all you need is a:
- and a sewing machine(Or if you’re feeling crafty, have a needle and thread on deck.)
To make it her here’s what you have to do according to my girl Ashlee:
- measure your dogs neck
- test fit the sleeve to make sure it fits around their face.
- Cut the sleeve of your sweater to be the length of your dog’s neck plus a couple of inches.
- Turn the sleeve piece inside out.
- Turn up the bottom of the sleeve where you cut it, turn it up about half an inch and sew it down to form the hem of the snood.
- And finally stitch the hem all the way around the bottom, back stitch at the ends, and then clip excess threads.
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A Video To Crochet Dog Snood For Any Size Dog
You gotta treat your dog to 5 star restaurant foods when it comes to a maintaining a good quality nutrition.
I ain’t saying you have to buy the most expensive stuff just do your general food intake but make sure that they are specific for your dog in staying healthy and living longer.
Follow this for choosing the right dog foods:
- Dog food should be high in protein and have a balanced fat content, so double check it.
- Hair is protein and requires internal protein for growth and fat for gloss, shine, and manageability.
One thing though fam, please do me a solid and steer away from:
- generic brands
- anything not labeled complete and balanced
- And most important in my eyes, anything marked specifically for maintenance.
Check it, what maintenance means is that it helps to keep your dog living longer. It focuses on their respiration, circulation, and digestion.
So if you want your Gordon Setter to be show room ready to go out to the park or where you go with your pup, you must follow these kinds of steps and make sure to feed him more than maintenance quality dog food! Because they help to maintain basic protection from the elements for your Setter’s coat.DD
Dr. Peter Ihrke,recommends
- 1 Table Spoon daily of corn oil yo. The doc stated this is ( check your doc to be sure ) the only specific supplement necessary for coat condition.
- Doc came from U. C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. And as head of dermatology at U. C. Vet Medicine School, he mentioned that as long as your dog eats quality food and receives his or her right amount of vitamins you don’t need to put up cash for expensive dietary pills to keep his or her coat on point!
Gordon Anatomy So You Can Sculpt Your Gordon Setter Right
One thing I hate when I’m walking down the street is a dog that doesn’t even have a good cut!
For me that ish is rare to see but I’ve seen it enough where it has become a bother.
Please remember to use this picture for reference or put up a poster of your own when you’re going to cut your Setter’s hair yo!
So in the spirit of (hopefully ) decreasing horrible cuts for pups.
Using this picture below as your guide since your dog (probably ) won’t stay in place, will be key when it’s time for a little snip snip, stripping or thinning of your dog’s hair.
Helping you out ten times better than just relying on memory
Here’s the best photo representation I can find:
What Are The Costs For Getting A Professional Dog Groomer
Look at some of these random treatment prices I found just searching around for grooming a Gordon Setter!
I’m like wtf, this seems very cheap but I am thinking of all the mini treatments a dog would need. Especially if you are making sure you get a really good groom session in; the cost can run up to over a $100 just for that day.
Full Groom (Haircut etc..)includes everything listed under Bath plus the haircut.
Bath/Brush/Nails/Sanitary/Anal Glands/Pads shaved/Feet neatly trimmed (rounded)/ Ears cleaned/ Ear Hair Pulled/ Bows/ Bandana/ Perfume/Hugs & Pats included!
$45-50 depending on size and coat
Pet Hair Dyeing
Prices start at $20 and up, and pricing varies dependent on the dye job.
Nail Clipping only is $10 (additional fee may apply for extremely difficult dogs), and Nail Clipping and Grinding combined is $15.
Are There Specific Tools Cheaper To Use Than Going To A Dog Groomer?
Stick Brushes Average Cost: $2.99 -$20.00
Dog Clippers Average Cost: $3.40 -$270.00
Dog Nail Clippers Average Cost: $6.00 -$30.00
As you can see, having the tools to do it yourself may be cheaper and depending on how much you want done it may even be more expensive.
In any case in order to know you have to judge for yourself what you feel is right for your dog when it comes to grooming of course; you feel me?
You know what would be dope?
If you tell me what kind of grooming guide for gordon setters have you came up with over the years?