When grooming a maltese you will need to decide if you’re keeping your dog in a show trim, a variation of a show trim or a pet trim. In the long run a shorthaired trim will be less work for you and your dog. Whatever your decision you will need certain dog grooming equipment and to follow certain dog grooming processes.
What dog grooming equipment will you need for your short Maltese haircut?
Now that you’ve gathered your dog grooming equipment, how do you start grooming a Maltese?
No matter what trim you’ve chosen the basics are still the same:
Grooming a Maltese does not have to be a difficult process. You already have in mind the dog haircut you’re wanting.
That may be a puppy cut with a Teddy Bear head or maybe a head like in the picture above.
An old client of mine was a sound man in Hollywood. He wanted this style of head because it reminded him of the silent film star, Veronica Lake. Hence I have deemed this style of head the Veronica Lake head.
I’m sure it probably has many names so please note that that’s what I call it. A summer cut also works well for Maltese grooming. Or you may want to do a variation on one of these trims to make them your own.
Grooming a Maltese with a long coat will require daily maintenance in the way of brushing. Keeping any long coated dog brushed out is a must.
Once you’ve finished your prep work and your dog is bathed, dried and brushed out again there’s not a lot left for you to do. You will want to trim up the hair around the feet and put up the topknot should you want one and you’re done.
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