Anna Olson

Anna has a passion for keeping pets healthy and happy. She grew up with a Great Pyrenees as a family dog. Currently and currently has an orange tabby. She worked at a dog grooming and bathing salon where she learnt more about canine behavior and bathing. She lives in Wisconsin, in the United States. When she is not writing, she helps her partner run their small business, knitting, and enjoying local parks.

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Dachshund Grooming Tips: 5 Ways To Have Your Dog Looking Fabulous

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Anna Olson
Apr 10 ·
Michigan

Keeping your dachshund looking their best depends on what kind of coat they have. Your grooming method should address their unique hair needs. Luckily, we have five dachshund grooming tips that address each coat type.

Grooming Your Dachshund

Depending on what kind of coat your dachshund has, they may need to visit a professional groomer on a regular basis, or may not need a professional’s help at all. Check what kind of brush works best for your dachshund’s coat before buying one. Below are five more of our dachshund grooming tips.

1. Check What Coat Your Dachshund Has

Dachshunds are born with three coat varieties: smooth-haired, long-haired, and wire-haired. Wire-haired dachshunds have coats somewhere between soft and fluffy and pin-wire. Each of these coats has unique grooming needs. It is important to follow grooming instructions for your dachshund’s specific coat type.

Dachshund Grooming Tips

2. Brush A Long-Haired Dachshund Every Day

If you have a long-haired dachshund, you know how easily tangled their fur gets. They often get mats and tangles around their ears and feet. Mud and dirt will also cause mats. Brushing every day with a slicker brush will help cut down on mats and knots.

Dachshund Grooming Tips

3. Strip A Wire-Haired Dachshund’s Coat Twice A Year

Most wire-haired dachshunds have a fine undercoat which sheds twice a year.  Stripping their coat with a stripping knife twice a year helps get rid of dead fur, prevent mats, and preserve the wire-haired’s unique coat. Ask a professional groomer to help you if you don’t feel comfortable doing it yourself. If your dachshund has a pin-wire coat, they do not have the undercoat and stripping is not necessary.

4. Brush A Smooth-Haired Dachshund Every Few Days

Since their coats are so short, smooth-haired dachshunds require the least grooming care. Brushing their coats every few days with a gentle rubber grooming mitt spreads natural oils through their skin and hair. It will keep their coat shiny and their skin moisturized.

5. Bathe Them Every Few Months

Unless your dog likes to roll around in the mud on a regular basis, you will only need to bathe them every few months. Check for when your dachshund is getting stinky. Bath time is also a great time to check inside their ears and their eyes for any changes or signs of infection.

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Anna Olson

Anna has a passion for keeping pets healthy and happy. She grew up with a Great Pyrenees as a family dog. Currently and currently has an orange tabby. She worked at a dog grooming and bathing salon where she learnt more about canine behavior and bathing. She lives in Wisconsin, in the United States. When she is not writing, she helps her partner run their small business, knitting, and enjoying local parks.

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