Smooth/Short Coats

The most common breeds for this category are, Doberman Pinschers, German Shorthaired Pointers, Dachshunds and American Staffordshire Terriers. These coats generally lays close to the skin and are smooth to the touch. However, when patted against the coat, the individual hairs can be prickly and cause clouds of hair to fly up.

Most people believe that short-haired dogs don't shed or shed less than others. However, this isn't the case, short-haired dogs do shed and some shed more than other breeds, it's just that these dogs shed short, small hairs instead of longer ones that other breeds shed which causes people to have this view on short-haired dogs. 

Regular brushing using soft bristle brushes can help get the loose, dead hairs out of the coat. This brushing will also keep the skin and coat healthier too, by distributing skin oils throughout the coat.

Some short-haired dogs can be prone to allergies when they brush up against some grass and/or plants and may become itchy and irritated. There are some lotions and shampoos that can assist with this however if you believe it is an extreme case we recommend you consult with your vet.

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