GROOMING TIPS FOR KOMONDOR
Komondor’s are a striking looking dog with an attractive Corded Coat, they are a large dignified dog noted for their strength and courage, generally reserved and serious with strangers but affectionate with family and those they are familiar with
The grooming regime for these dogs is very different to most other dogs requiring no brushing or combing. They require a daily hand grooming session where you will run your fingers through the coat to find knots and tangles and when found gently teasing these out with your fingers. As the coat grows and the Cords develop this activity done well will reward you with a great looking dog. Attention should be paid to ears and rear legs and if your dog wears a collar in this area also, as Knots and Tangle can occur.
They require regular bathing and most owners suggest that a monthly bath is ideal, some going as far as suggesting weekly, we would suggest monthly unless your dog is especially adventurous and able to find the worst smelling substances to roll in.
Before bathing do ensure that all knots and tangles have been removed, as bathing can make knots etc more difficult to detangle, and then make sure you have all tools required.
1 x Roses Grooming Brush (Optional)
1 x Roses Mega Absorbent PVA Towel (for such a large dog you may feel that you require 2)
1 x Roses Super Absorbent Microfibre Towel (for such a large dog you may feel that you require 2)
A gentle dog shampoo, (do not use Human Shampoo’s, they are often too astringent for dogs).
A selection of Treats.
We would recommend you use the shower to wash your dog but if not available please use the bath and ideally wash the dog using a shower attachment as this will enable you to thoroughly wet the dog and also rinse all shampoo out of the coat. For the comfort of your dog please lay down a non-slip mat or an old towel to prevent them from slipping. Once you have thoroughly soaked the dogs coat then apply the shampoo by gently kneading the coat ensuring you get the shampoo down to the base of the coat and onto the skin. Once thoroughly shampooed then rinse off the coat and making sure no shampoo is left to avoid any itchiness on the skin for your dog.
Now to drying firstly use the Mega Absorbent Dog Towel and DAB (not scrub as this can cause knotting and tangling) all over squeezing out the cloth regularly to ensure maximum absorbency. Once all excess water is removed then wrap your dog in the Large Super Absorbent Microfibre Towel and again Dab dry until the fur is just damp.
To dry most people suggest you air dry which will encourage curling of the coat but in winter months we would recommend you use The Roses Grooming and Drying Brush but as a hair dryer/hand blaster not brush. Remove brush heads and dry all of your dog whilst running your fingers through the coat. If dog is initially a little nervous of the noise use treats to encourage and when on initial sessions. use Low Speed and Low Heat and as your dog becomes familiar you can increase to Full Power and High heat which on our tool is set at 86 degrees, to avoid discomfort to your pet. On full power you will be able to make full use of the light to check condition of dog’s skin and spot any unwanted guests.
We look forward to hearing your experiences and of course receiving pictures of your Komondor after your Grooming and Pampering Sessions.
THE ROSES TEAM
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