Dog grooming is an important part of pet care. Here are a few thoughts on dog grooming. A clean and groomed dog is always more pleasant to be around than one that has been left untended to, without being bathed or brushed. Grooming dogs doesn’t just make them more attractive, it can also lead to better health and longer lives.
The history of dog grooming is quite interesting. The first time the word "groom" was used to describe the act of cleaning a dog was in the 1800's. In 1882, the American Kennel Club standard for grooming was set. It stated that a groomed dog should have its "body and limbs trimmed, nails cut, ears clean, eyes clear and bright". The first time that a professional groomer appeared in the United States was in 1884.
Grooming a Yorkshire Terrier is much different than grooming a Pinscher. The Yorkie, for instance, needs to be brushed daily to avoid matting and tangles. On the other hand, the Pinscher only needs to be brushed once or twice per week. The Yorkie has a long hair coat that requires an extensive amount of attention when it comes to grooming. Pinschers have a short hair coat and require less grooming time than Yorkies do.