Regular brushing and combing several times a week is essential in order to remove substantial wooly hair shed from the dense undercoat, and not only the outer coarse guard coat which protects the undercoat. The density of the hair coat can be misleading. The comfort of the Chow Chow through the professional grooming process is significantly increased when the dog owner has maintained proper regular brushing and combing. The Chow Chow needs to be completely brushed out at least twice weekly to deter excessive shedding, tangling and matting.
Some customers choose a shave to cut down on maintenance and shedding. Other options include custom cuts such as the lion cut pictured. Shedding may also be significantly reduced with a regular grooming and sufficient home maintenance even with a full coat.
Special care should be taken when brushing or combing the chow chow to go all the way to the skin, with the proper brush.
If home maintenance is done properly; full service grooming is recommended every 3 weeks, if not professional grooming is recommended at least every 1-2 weeks.
For more information on home maintenance grooming and equipment please contact our groomer! Advice is always free.
Remember all cuts and grooming shown is to the customer’s specifications.
Grooming required rating - High
Full service grooming required (with home maintenance): At least every 3 weeks.
Full service grooming required (without home maintenance): At least every 1-2 weeks.