Tips For Grooming EvergreenBoxer Long Hair For the more fashionable owners of Boxers, grooming your dogs can become an integral part of your daily routine. In order to groom your pet in the best manner possible, you will have to learn how to cut your dogs fur. This allows you to take control over its appearance and allows you to make it look even more appealing for the next show.
Clean the Coat
If evergreen coat is dirty and smelly, the odor can be difficult to remove. Clean the coat with a detergent for animals sold in pet stores or diluted baby shampoo. Leave the cleaning product on the coat for at least five minutes to allow it to penetrate into the skin. Then rinse thoroughly with water or use a special conditioner that will help keep the evergreen boxer's coat bright and soft.
Brush your dog daily. This will not only make it look good, but also cleanse your hair of debris, dead hair, and skin flakes. The natural oils secreted by the skin will be distributed throughout the coat, making it shiny and healthy-looking.
Cut your dog's nails regularly to avoid injury during walks.
If your dog has long hair on its paws and legs, trim them regularly so they don't get stuck in branches or between rocks while walking or running.
Watch out for parasites such as fleas and ticks (especially if you often walk in forests), as they can cause serious illness in dogs.
Brush Your Boxer's Long Hair
Brushing regularly is one of the most important parts of grooming long haired Boxers. It helps to prevent painful mats and tangles in the hair and also distributes natural skin oils throughout the coat, keeping it healthy and shiny.
Brushing also keeps your dog's coat free of dirt and debris, and if you do it outside, it'll help keep your house cleaner too!
Use a soft bristle brush or a pin brush on yourBoxer's coat. Brush in the direction that the hair grows, starting at the back of the neck and working toward the hips. Brush gently but firmly so that you're removing any loose or dead hairs from the coat. Don't use a slicker brush for this process, as it can pull out too much hair at once and some dogs are uncomfortable with them.
You should brush your dog every day to keep his coat tangle-free and clean and you can use a mat comb to gently work through any mats or tangles that may form. If you notice any knots in your dog's hair, work them out with an appropriate comb before they become larger tangles.
Trim Your Boxer's Long Hair
Boxer owners who choose to grow their pup's hair out into a "long coat" need to provide special attention, care and grooming. Boxer long hair is generally more of a genetic anomaly than a deliberate breeding practice, so most boxers are still born with short, smooth coats. However, some do inherit the genes for having longer fur.
Long-coated boxers should have their hair trimmed on a regular basis. Long hair is harder for dogs to keep clean and untangled, and it can grow so long that it becomes uncomfortable for your dog or even gets in the way of him doing his business.
A good habit to get into is brushing your boxer's long hair daily — this is the best way to prevent mats and tangles. Mats are hard to get rid of once they've formed, so it's better to brush out knots as they form than wait until they're big enough to be painful on your dog's skin or until you can no longer comb them out easily.
Use a Matt Splitter
If your Boxer has long hair, you will find that it is much more prone to tangling and matting. A Matt Splitter tool can help sort out those matted fur.
This comb-like tool helps to separate the mats and get rid of them. It's a lot less painful than trying to cut your dog's fur with scissors, as it allows you to pull apart the mats instead of cutting them off.
If you do need to cut off large chunks of matted fur, make sure that you use safety scissors. These have rounded ends so that you don't accidentally hurt your dog. A muzzle might also be a good idea if your dog gets stressed out during grooming.
Stop Continuous Hair Growth
Many long-haired Boxers are not genetically predisposed to grow hair continuously. This is often mistaken for continuous growth, when the actual cause is poor grooming habits or lack of grooming. The coat of a long-haired Boxer can be maintained with proper grooming.
Determine if your Boxer is a brush and comb dog or a clip dog. Some Boxers have mild shedding tendencies, but brushing and combing will help keep their coat in good condition if you do it regularly. Other Boxers have heavy shedding tendencies and need a clip job every three to four months to keep their coats from looking unkempt.
Brush your long-haired Boxer regularly with a soft bristle brush to remove dead hair, mats and tangles that can become painful for the dog and compromise his skin's ability to breathe.
Comb the hair on your Boxer's head and ears gently with a wide tooth comb to remove mats, tangles, dirt and debris that can cause skin irritation or infection. Keep the hair on his head short by clipping it at least every six weeks.
Give Your Evergreen Boxer Long Hair Bath
One thing you need to remember when grooming your evergreen boxer long haired puppy is that they are going to get messy quickly. You will want to keep them as clean and odor free as possible, so you will need to bathe them often. Remember that while they may not seem dirty, they can still carry around germs and bacteria that could cause your puppy serious health problems later in life if left untreated.
Check-in For Skin Problems and Parasites
Most of the time, Boxer dog owners deal with short-haired dogs who need regular grooming. However, there are some long-haired Boxers out there and their grooming requirements differ from those of the short-haired variety.
The first step in grooming a long-haired Boxer is to check him in for skin problems and parasites — fleas, ticks and worms. If either is present, your dog needs to be treated by a veterinarian before you can proceed with his coat care.
If you have a long haired boxer, these tips will help you keep them groomed.
Long haired boxers are rare, but they do occur in the breed.
Long haired boxers were originally not allowed to be registered with the AKC because the long hair was considered a fault in the breed. However, the AKC has recently changed their stance on this and now allows them to be registered as well.