Do you know how the Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier’s coat is cared for? A series of useful tips from the use of the brush to the bath.
Rustic and wild as only Terriers can be, but that doesn’t mean there is no need to wash and brush their coat. Here is a series of tips to take care of the coat of the Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier with the right tools and precautions to always have it healthy, clean and in shape.
The coat of the Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier: characteristics and peculiarities
What makes it so special is precisely that unkempt and wild air that gives it its coat: it is a medium-length hair, longer in some parts of the body, such as the head, legs and ears.
Touching it you feel the roughness of the surface accompanied by the softness of the undercoat it has, so much so that it has no difficulty in working when it is cold outside as it is well protected.
Another fundamental characteristic is the color, indeed the colors: they range from the darker gray-blue to shades of fawn and brown, but also a mix of wheat and blue called ‘grizzle’ and a blue-brown. The same length makes the coat wavy and not perfectly smooth in some places.
Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier coat care: how much to brush
While not a very shedding dog, the Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier still needs to be brushed at least once or twice a week. In fact, in addition to the regeneration of the mantle, it is also necessary to clean it because dust, residues and other dirt could remain attached to it.
Furthermore, the use of the most suitable dog brush will help to keep the coat clean but also more shiny, avoiding those unsightly opacities.
Coat care of the Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier: what about the bath?
Its wild look must remain wild and there is no need to comb it too often. The same goes for the bath: we ask our trusted veterinarian for advice but, in principle, we can rely on the ‘canonical’ 30-40 days between one shampoo and another.
However, if we notice that the color of the coat is changing or its smell is becoming more ‘persistent’, we opt for a bath first. Better not to overdo it with washing and be careful to use only the right products to avoid damaging the skin and the hair of our Terrier.