One of the favorite aspects of owning a Bully breed is the minimal amount of pitbull grooming it takes to have your Bully at it’s best. Several other breeds require extensive coat maintenance and management. This maintenance and management comes at a hefty cost.
In some cases, pitbull grooming bills can exceed five hundred dollars a month in non-bully households! The amount of shedding in some breeds is enough to make people discard furniture and move to a new home rather than to clean everyday! Which is often a necessity in some cases!
Now the truth is although most bully breeds have short, stiff coats there are some that can grow a somewhat wavy coat. Although the fur being short is helpful, in some cases a bully can shed immensely and several car interiors have been laid to rest due to short, wet,dog fur left by your beautiful, furry, house guest!
In some bully breeds the shedding is almost worst than in some long coated breeds. Shedding is usually the number one complaint when it comes to grooming a bully, so we will save the whys, and how to fix that issue from making you move and leave all the rest of your belongings behind, for last.
So let’s start with one of my favorites and also one of the most notable growing issues seen in Bully Breeds, the issue of toe nails! Nails are easy enough to see when they need a good tending to. The long curved toe nail, is an ugly eye sore and if left for an extended period of time can prove to be difficult to tame.
The good thing about nails is if you start a pup early enough the nails will never be an issue and trimming, clipping or grinding your bullies nails will be a piece of cake. The only tools needed are a strong set of dog toe nail clippers, which are sold in just about any pet store, or big box shopping chain.
The toe nail clippers are great to get a nice straight, even cut of the nails. The other option you can use to keep your dogs nails in line, and off the cherry hard wood, is the use of a dremel. A dremal serves as a rotary tool that when equipped with the correct sanding bit makes a toe nail appointment, quick, easy, and in a hurry. Nails are easy to identify and once you overcome, the fear of cutting the nail down to the quick, you will be a pitbull grooming machine!!!
The next set of pitbull grooming tips involve the face. Now some of you may have this down pat, and others may think I’ve lost my mind. The first thing I like to go into pitbull grooming practice is trimming the facial hair and whiskers. Bully breeds are known for growing some of the longest whiskers in the bully world.
The point of trimming the whiskers is not to give your pets a more kept look, but a more decked out one in reality! Trimming whiskers can be done with clippers designed for the cause, pet clippers are sold just about in any pet store in the world. I personally I like to use human barber chair hair clippers.
Although I have used a pair of scissors and a disposable razors, when in a bind. After the whiskers I like to move up to the ears there are quite a few bully breeds that have cropped ears and because of this fact often times the sleek cropped ears become bushy furred messes if they are not tended to often. The ears are a quick swipe of the hair clippers along the edges. I good thing here is, all you have to do is follow the dogs ear pattern and trim it up nice and clean!
Now the furry elephant in the room, shedding. Shedding can lead to a huge problem in any family. After all we did purchase our bully breed to have minimal pitbull grooming requirements. Well all dogs shed, except for a few shady boys that are truly hairless. The cause of shedding can be attributed to heat, diet and not a regular brushing.
The number one thing I recommend to manage a severe pitbull grooming issue, is to brush a heavy shedder daily. The more you brush the more the shedding issue will become manageable! If your dog is inside a crate, or in direct sunlight they may shed a great amount of the time due to the heat. We encourage dogs to be housed out of sunlight, to lessen the amount of shedding.
Another factor in the shedding monster, is diet! A poor diet will also lead to an extreme shedder! If you select a different food, be prepared to be wowed as your bullies shedding problem becomes a thing of the past! The food should be grain free and this will help in not only a coat that sheds less, but also a healthier coat. Bathing is another way to sooth the sensitive shedding skin of some bullies! Don’t shirk on the cost, but try to find a natural based shampoo and conditioner. Make sure you allow the shampoo to soak down to the skin, other wise it will seem as if the products are not necessarily working. This is the farthest thing from the truth! Make sure you are patient and using the right method before you chalk it up as a failed try.
The key to any dog or pitbull grooming regiment, is the ability to be consistent and to stay on top of the pitbull grooming issues your bully breed faces! Strong supplements like Bullymaxx will also help to curb the beast which is grooming!