When a new doggie parent looks for Dog Coat on Google, it will take you to various websites that make dog coats. Trust me, they are so cute! Your fur baby will totally rock that look too.
But what about the coat your doggie already has? The coat that he/she already has is the shiniest coat he/she will ever own! And even these coats help your baby with the wind and weather like the coats in our closet.

Dog coats come in different textures, thicknesses, and lengths, even among members of the same breed. Dog fur can be soft and silky, stiff and wiry, fuzzy, curly, waved or straight and even corded. Because many dogs have double coats, an individual dog can have some fur that is wiry and other furs that are silky. Other dogs have single coats, but the texture of their fur may vary across their bodies. A few dog breeds are almost completely hairless. These variables make it difficult to categorize some dogs by coat textures.

A dog’s coat may be a double coat, made up of a soft undercoat and a tougher topcoat, or a single coat, which lacks an undercoat.

Single Coat:
Single coat dogs have only a top coat and they do not have an undercoat. They have a longer cycle of hair growth which inevitably makes it seem as if they do not shed. The fur on single-coated dogs can be any length, from the short, single coat of the Whippet to the long, silky single coat of the Afghan Hound. No matter the length of their fur, single-coated breeds often need to wear a dog jacket in winter because they don’t have the added insulation offered by an undercoat. Single coated dogs usually leave less fur on your clothes and furniture, which can make them easier on allergy sufferers. But a single coat doesn’t make a dog hypoallergenic, and some double-coated breeds, such as the Airedale Terrier, are considered hypoallergenic.

Double Coat:
Double coats have a topcoat, made of stiff hair to help to repel water and shield from dirt and an undercoat to serve as insulation. When a dog has a double coat, it means he has an undercoat that is typically shorter than his outer coat, and his hair has a dense, woolly texture. And as the name suggests, single-coated dogs have only one coat, without this undercoat. Many long-haired dogs have double coats, including the Bernese Mountain Dog and all varieties of Collie. You won’t be surprised to learn that double-coated dog breeds usually leave more fur around the household. Most double-coated breeds ‘blow’ their undercoats twice a year, which means they shed their entire undercoat in response to seasonal changes. Double coated dogs also require extra time and attention during grooming so the dense undercoat is fully brushed and doesn’t develop mats.

The terms fur and hair are often used interchangeably when describing a dog’s coat, like that of the Newfoundland and most mountain dogs, is referred to as a fur coat, while a single coat like that of the Poodle, is referred to as a hair coat.

These coats are important for your pups. And just like your coats need regular maintenance, theirs do too. Pamper your pup and his/her coat by giving them regular grooming sessions from the press of a button on DoggieTheApp. Let your doggie show off that shine!