Most Chin have a thick, dense coat, that sheds. Yes, Chin shed, quite a lot actually! It is best to start your grooming routine at a young age when they have shorter puppy fur to teach them to stand quietly and enjoy grooming before you have a long coat and mats to get out!
I get asked quite often about grooming so thought I would share my routine. This is just my routine, I am not a groomer and am not affiliated with any of the names/brands in the picture, this is simply what I use/do.
The necessary tools are:
The routine is quite quick once you get into it. For weekly grooming start by sprinkling baby powder all over and mix through the coat to the skin with my fingers (this will detangle the thick coat and freshen in between baths), spray the ears and tail with a good amount of the coat polish, brush the body and tail with the softest brush you can find while the ears are drying. Comb out the ears with the steel comb by pulling the ear forward and combing downwards to get those pesky tangles. Trim any long hair that needs to go, clip the nails, wash the face, give a little kiss and you're done. Do this routinely and you are finished in 15 minutes tops!
I tend to bathe every other month unless they get into something and need a bath or they are showing!
The following is a picture of a brand of products that I quite like but there are a lot of great brands out there.
a little of everything
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