|Barked: Wed Jun 16, '10 11:08am PST |
|to keep a Maltese in a not puppy cut? My sister just adopted a 3 year old little male Maltese and he's been shaved pretty short. Looks like a skinny little thing.. and I've a penchant for keeping dogs looking the way they're 'supposed' to. Granted, it's not my dog but as I'll be pet sitting it for a while, I wanted to know a few basics on Maltese grooming.
On one hand I know there's the close-cut puppy coat, then there's the floor length show coat with the top knot. Does anyone have any suggestions for in-between coats? Don't think that my sister is keen on the show coat (though I know if it were my dog I'd keep it in one and spend hours a day on its coat.. )
I read some things online about paw fur trimming, whitening shampoos, etc for a Maltese, but I'm looking to get some more in-depth information.
Thanks in advance! (this has been crossposted from the main forum's grooming section)