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Puppy Information
Grooming—No Intimidation Necessary!
The Biewer is tiny, elegant, and tri-colored with a whimsical attitude toward life. They have long flowing hair that parts naturally and evenly down the middle of the back. They are either square, or slightly longer than they are tall. They carry their plumed tails in “teacup” fashion, meaning it is carried high. The ears are pointed and erect with silky fringes of hair that trails off the sides. Biewers have round, sparkling eyes that often give an air of mischievousness.

Introduce Puppies to Grooming: Introduce the idea of grooming to your Biewer at an early age, around two or three months old. By familiarizing the puppy with grooming equipment and techniques, your Biewer will begin to grow accustomed to it as he or she gets older.

Overall Recommendations—Brushing & Bathing: The Biewer's coat is long, straight, and usually silky to the touch. The Biewer has a single coat, meaning there is no undercoat. The hair does not shed and is very similar to human hair making the breed hypo-allergenic in nature. The long coat may appear to be intimidating to groom, but it is relatively easy to groom.
Daily brushing will keep the coat free from dirt and tangles. Brushing a Biewer when completely dry may damage the hair. A spray bottle with water or a mix of water and dog conditioner will prevent hair damage.
Not every Biewer inherits a silky coat. Some Biewers will develop a cotton-type coat. The cotton coat is thicker and mats easily. While it is difficult to grow out, daily brushing will help manage the tangles and using a good conditioner is a must.
Weekly or every-other-week baths will help promote growth, reduce tangling, and keep the coat in good condition. There are many great products on the market for our Biewers. Investing in a good shampoo, conditioner, and detangler will make the process much easier for you and your pet. Some owners keep bath wipes on hand to clean the underside of the dog on a daily basis.

Grooming Basic Steps: To begin grooming, start with brushing all of the tangles out. A wide tooth metal comb (often called a Greyhound Comb or Butter comb), is good for this along with a good pin brush. Don’t pull mats out, gently work them out with your fingers first and then the comb. Always work from the ends of the hair to the part closest to the body. Using a detangler spray on the mat can be helpful, often saving a coat. Brushing the coat every day keeps tangling to a minimum.
Once the tangles are out, shampoo the coat. If the coat is long, don’t scrunch the coat. Gently work the shampoo through the coat, keeping it straight and untangled. Rinse the coat well so that leftover shampoo doesn’t cause irritation or a dull coat. Then apply a good conditioner to the coat and rinse thoroughly. Using a sponge for the face will reduce getting soap and water in the nose, eyes, and mouth.

Eyes: If you notice your Biewer’s eyes frequently tearing, make sure you clean them daily. Tears can cause staining, an unpleasant odor, irritation, and infection. It doesn’t mean there is something wrong with your Biewer, some just tear more than others.

Trimming—Ears, Feet, Puppy Cuts: The only trimming that is absolutely necessary is around the ears (so the ears are not weighed down), the rectum (for hygienic reasons), and under the pads of the feet. However, many people discover they (and their dogs) enjoy stylish shorter cuts (such as a “puppy cut”) because it is easier to maintain.

Ears—Trimming & Cleaning: The ears of most Biewers are erect, meaning they stand up on their own. Clean their ears with a good ear flush or powder. A dog’s ear canal curves naturally; therefore, never use a cotton swab or Q-Tip to clean the canal. Any unusual smell about the ear or continued scratching should be evaluated by a qualified veterinarian. The hair should be shaved on the ear 1/3 down from the tip, keeping the weight off the tip of the ear so that it doesn’t droop.

Feet Pads: It is important to keep the pads of the feet trimmed. Hairy foot pads attract trash, create mats, and cause the dog to walk improperly. After trimming the pad itself, trim around the foot when overgrown. You should also trim around less sanitary areas and the overall coat as needed.

Teeth: Cleaning teeth is very important to the health of your Biewer. Not only does it keep them white with sweet smelling breath, but it also helps to retain adult teeth. There are numerous ways to clean teeth from pet toothbrushes and pastes to spray and pretreated pads. No matter which method you choose, gently wipe the teeth from front to back. Cleaning teeth routinely will help them stay more healthy for years to come. You will also need to have them periodically cleaned by your veterinarian.

Toenails: Toenails should be cut regularly at least every 2 weeks. Cut the nail at the curve—avoid the fleshy part of the nail, in order to keep it from bleeding. Make sure you cut the nail at an angle, like the natural wear of the nail.

Essential grooming supplies include the following:
Paw Bullet Denman Boar Bristle Brush or Pin Brush (other brushes have balls on the ends of the bristles which catch and tear the hair)
Paw Bullet Wide-Tooth Comb (such as “Greyhound”—for around eyes)
Paw Bullet Small Clippers or Trimmers (for ears and feet)
Paw Bullet Scissors
Brush Comb
Paw Bullet Nail Clippers
Paw Bullet Ear Solution
Paw Bullet Dental Supplies
Paw Bullet Shampoo, Conditioner, & Detangler


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Kathy Scott
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