Yellow labradors tend to shed all year round at a slow pace. They do not have big shedding days like black labs!
A black labrador will literally leave its entire coat on the floor during spring and fall!
Black labs shed big time twice a year. They lose the old coat and grow a new one. This will have a serious impact on your hoover! And, if you have allergies, get some medication ready.
Keeping your labs coat looking shiny and healthy requires a few grooming tools.
Using a ‘bristle brush’ allows you to remove any ‘dead’ hairs and it will assist in distributing the coats natural oils. During most of the year you won’t have to use this brush more than once or twice a week. However, if it’s ‘shedding’ season you are looking at using this brush nearly every day.
Labrador Retriever Grooming is all about getting ready for the new coat and keeping nails trim
Keeping on top of your labradors coat is very important. By brushing it regularly and washing it you are ensuring that your lab will not get any unwanted visitors and the coat will be healthy for years to come.
Many dogs have a full body shave in summer – NOT LABRADORS!
Whatever you do in the summer do not give your labrador a shave. Its coat is designed to keep him cool and although its not a good idea to let him out in the sun all day long you should not shave his coat off. Grooming your lab is a much better idea.
Labrador Retriever Grooming is all about keeping a routine and making sure that you are on top of the situation. You will find that once you leave the grooming for a few weeks your lab will start to leave huge piles of hair all over the place. It is best to spend a bit of time each day and keep that coat fresh!