With so many breeds of dog out there – not to mention cross-breeds – it's no surprise that grooming needs vary dramatically from one dog to the next. While some dogs only need the occasional quick bath to keep their fur clean and looking good, others need a strict, regular routine to stop them becoming scruffy. If you're thinking of getting a dog, bear their grooming needs in mind beforehand. This list has some particularly demanding dogs with high grooming needs, to help you decide.
- Every dog owner deeply understands just how hard it can be to turn down those doting puppy-dog eyes your four-legged friend shoots at you when you have something tasty in your hand. It's generally best to avoid giving into temptation since you don't want begging to be rewarded and become a more troubling habit, but everyone slips up sometimes. That said, one time you should never give into begging is when you're holding a piece of chocolate.
- If you are a dog owner, you will be able to attest to the fact that your pup is more than just a pet but a part of the family. For this reason, it's really important that you keep on top of all your dog's health issues so he can live the longest and healthiest life possible. But in many cases, it can be hard to know what you are looking for because canine health is something totally separate to human health.