Afghan: Majestic sighthound with long, silky hair. Requires daily brushing, washing with shampoo and conditioner. Optional short trimming for low maintenance.
Bedlington Terrier: Gentle and lamb-like. Unique coat with soft and coarse hair. Minimal shedding but fast-growing, requires frequent trimming. Brushing/combing twice weekly to prevent tangles.
Bichon Frise: Playful and cheerful. Haircuts every 4-6 weeks, regular baths for a fresh coat. Brush several times a week to prevent mats and remove loose hair.
Boston Terrier: Energetic and friendly. Minimal shedding with seasonal sheds. Weekly brushing with soft brush or grooming mitt for healthy coat and to remove loose fur.
Lhasa Apso: Playful and loving, may be aloof with strangers. Coat can be long or short. Long hair needs frequent brushing and regular baths. Short hair requires regular trimming and weekly brushing.
Maltese: Graceful, playful, and fearless. Daily brushing prevents tangles. Regular baths with conditioner. Hair can be trimmed short for easier upkeep. Brush short coats once or twice a week.
Poodles: Standard, miniature, and toy. Curly hair needs regular grooming. Long coat requires daily brushing to prevent mats. Short haircuts need weekly brushing. Clip and bathe every 4-6 weeks.
Shih Tzu: Quintessential lap dog. Coat needs daily brushing and styling. Shorter haircuts need brushing twice a week. Groomer visits every 4-8 weeks for desired coat length.
Wire fox terrier: bold, sociable, active with low-shedding coat. Hand-strip or clipper trim. Coat care: periodic hand-stripping or clipping, brush 1-2 times/week.
Yorkshire terrier: fearless, low-shedding with silky, human-like coat. Daily brushing prevents tangles. Short-trimmed Yorkies: brush weekly. Groomer visits every 6-8 weeks for desired coat length.