Typical Breeds: Beagle, Boxer, Chihuahua Smooth Coat, Corgi, Doberman, Fox Terrier Smooth, German Shepherd, Great Dane, Italian Greyhound, Labrador, German Shorthaired Pointer and Whippet.
The majority of breeds in this group call for a smooth texture where each hair can be easily defined by eye. They should feel slick to the touch with a natural lustre. This category makes up nearly 70% of all breeds.
If the coat is in good condition then shampoo with any of the following; Stripping, Lanolin, Herbal or Duo 2 in 1 Shampoo. It is recommended that you use Stripping Shampoo at least every 6 - 8 weeks to ensure that the coat remains free of build up,.although you can use Stripping Shampoo every week. A coat displaying excess build up will look dull and fluffy. You should shampoo the coat twice, ensuring that you thoroughly rinse all shampoo from the coat.
It is recommended that you condition the coat with any of the following; Acid Rinse, Balsam or Lanolin mixed with 1 cap of Silk for extra shine and smoothness. Rinse coat leaving just a touch of conditioner.
If the coat is in excellent condition and you have used Duo 2 in 1 Shampoo you may not need further conditioning.
On show day we recommend either Liquid Diamonds or Show Spray. These can be applied using your favourite grooming mitt with preference given to pure sheepskin mitts.
Many of the breeds in this category are not bathed every week. If bathing these breeds it is recommended that the show bath procedures be followed. When you are not completely bathing your dog you can use Dry Kleen which is a waterless shampoo. This type of shampoo is designed not to be rinsed off. Simply spray Dry Kleen onto the coat and place a warm damp towel over the animal. This will lift the dirt, grime and smell from the coat leaving a fresh scent. Follow this procedure once or twice until the coat has returned to the desired state. A Laser Lites aromatherapy oil deodorant is also suggested.