Baby grooming: what is it like and which breeds are best suited to receive this type of cut?

 Baby grooming: what is it like and which breeds are best suited to receive this type of cut?

Tracy Wilkins

The baby clipper is one of the most classic cuts and has become a favorite among owners of small furry dogs, resulting in an even cuter look than usual. This is because, unlike the hygienic clipper that is indicated for all types of dogs, the baby clipper is usually recommended for specific dog breeds, such as Shih Tzu and Lhasa Apso. But what defines this type of cut?How is baby grooming done and what are the benefits? To better understand what the effects of this look are on the dog and the most suitable breeds for baby grooming, we have gathered all the information on the subject below!

Baby grooming: how is the cut done?

Baby grooming has very particular characteristics, but the goal is always the same: to leave the pet with well-trimmed hair and a younger appearance, reminiscent of a puppy. That's why it gets its name, even. Dogs that receive baby grooming - Shih Tzu, Yorkshire and Lhasa Apso, for example - usually look like a new dog, even if they are more mature.However, it is important to keep in mind that this is a breed-specific grooming and cannot be done by just any dog.

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And how is baby grooming done, anyway? It's quite simple, actually: this type of cut can be done with a machine or scissors and the length of the hair on the head can be chosen by the tutor, with the possibility of leaving them longer or shorter. The rest of the body is kept very short, but without the dog being completely naked.

Baby grooming can have different variations

Although it is a specific type of cut, baby grooming has at least three versions that vary according to the length of the hair. So, before taking your dog to the pet shop, it is good to know the difference between the types of baby grooming to decide which one is best for your furry one.

  • High baby shear: is a type of haircut that does not leave the hair so short, but slightly trimmed. They are about 5 to 6 fingers long;

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  • Medium baby shearling: in this case, the cut retains its essence, but leaves the hair with an average length that varies between 3 and 4 fingers long;

  • Short baby shearing: this is the type of cut ideal for those who like their dog's hair very short - especially when knots form near the root - so that the coat is 2-3 fingers long.

Tracy Wilkins

Jeremy Cruz is a passionate animal lover and dedicated pet parent. With a background in veterinary medicine, Jeremy has spent years working alongside veterinarians, gaining invaluable knowledge and experience in caring for dogs and cats. His genuine love for animals and commitment to their well-being led him to create the blog Everything you need to know about dogs and cats, where he shares expert advice from veterinarians, owners, and respected experts in the field, including Tracy Wilkins. By combining his expertise in veterinary medicine with insights from other respected professionals, Jeremy aims to provide a comprehensive resource for pet owners, helping them understand and address their beloved pets' needs. Whether it's training tips, health advice, or simply spreading awareness about animal welfare, Jeremy's blog has become a go-to source for pet enthusiasts seeking reliable and compassionate information. Through his writing, Jeremy hopes to inspire others to become more responsible pet owners and create a world where all animals receive the love, care, and respect they deserve.