Cavalier King Charles Spaniels need to be groomed daily to keep their coats in good condition. Like all other dogs, they shed more during the Spring and Autumn which is when their coats need to be brushed more frequently to keep on top of things. It is also worth trimming back the feathers and hair between the toes which can become very unruly if left too long and where mats can easily form making it uncomfortable for a dog to walk.
It is also worth taking a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel to be professionally groomed every 3 months or so which means their coats can be hand stripped which makes keeping things tidy that much easier in between visits to a grooming parlour. It also means they get bathed and thoroughly dried three times a year, bearing in mind that it’s essential that a Cav’s ears do not remain damp which could lead to an ear infection flaring up.
Grooming tools needed for an English Springer Spaniel
Sharing a home with an Springer means having all the right grooming tools to keep their coats and skin in great condition even if a dog is taken to be professionally groomed several times a year. The grooming tools needed to keep a Springer’s coat in top condition include the following:
- A slicker brush
- A bristle brush
- A fine-toothed comb
- A wide toothed comb
- Nail clippers
- A pair of round ended scissors