Like those sweet short-coated dogs? Read helpful tips on caring for yours and what to expect if you’re considering one.

Types of Smooth Coats

There is a slight difference between a smooth and short coat, in that the smooth coat is going to be shorter in length and tighter to the body. This category includes but is not limited to:

  • Chihuahuas
  • Pitbulls
  • Labs
  • Frenchies
  • Pugs

Shedding and Maintenance

If low maintenance is your thing, then this is the coat for you!

One drawback to this coat type is the shedding — expect a lot of it!

It’s most important to simply keep these dogs bathed. You can use a rubber or soft-bristled brush to knock some of their older hair loose from time to time. Be sure to also keep their nails trimmed.

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