How to Trim a Long Haired Dachshund? AKC Professional

How to Trim a Long Haired Dachshund?

The long-haired dachshund is the most high-maintenance of the three; he needs daily grooming. , trimming requirements for each, even the long-haired, are minimal If You Brush Him Daily with First a Standard Brush, Then with Slicker Brush, and finally with a small tooth comb. Trimming can be done with 7″ Shears or a Peanut Wahl size 40 Blade

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How to Trim a Long Haired Dachshund?

Dogs are known for their various breeds, shapes, and sizes. One of the more popular dog breeds is the long-haired dachshund. However, sometimes these dogs can get too matted to be comfortable or safe for themselves or others around them. If you have a long-haired dachshund, here are some helpful tips on how to trim your pup’s hair!

Goal is to Clean up the Coat but to look like you Haven’t Cut Your Dog

How to cut your Dachshund’s hair?

Dachshunds are long-haired dogs. The hair is longer on the head, legs and tail areas of most Dachshunds, while they have shorter coats in other parts (mostly their stomach area). When you bath your dog or take it to a professional groomer for its grooming session, those places will be shaved by the groomer. If you do not want to leave those places shabby looking and with an uneven coat, then it is time for you to learn how to cut your Dachshund’s hair at home so that you can have a well-groomed dog in no time. How to Trim a Long Haired Dachshund?

How to Give my Long Haired Dachshund a Bath?

For Shampoos we used Oatmeal, Aloe Based and if we need to clean the eyes we use Tearless Shampoo

  • Fill up a sink or bathtub with warm water and add dog shampoo.
  • Submerge your dachshund in the water, making sure to get his entire body wet.
  • Apply the shampoo all over your dachshund’s coat, being sure to avoid getting it in his eyes.
  • Scrub the shampoo into his fur, using your hands or a brush if desired. Be sure to pay special attention to the areas where he tends to get dirty most often (behind the ears, under the arms, etc.).
  • Rinse your dachshund thoroughly until all of the soap is gone.
  • Dry him off with a towel and comb through his hair

How to Brush the Long Haired Dachshund?

  • Chest – The chest should be brushed twice a week.
  • Rump – The rump should also be brushed twice a week.
  • Legs and Feet – The legs and feet should be brushed once a day.
  • Ears – The ears should be cleaned every week using a cotton ball and alcohol.
  • The long-haired dachshund needs to be brushed every day. This will help prevent matting and keep his coat clean, shiny, and healthy-looking.
  • The dachshund’s body should be brushed from head to tail in long strokes using a bristle brush as this is the direction that his fur grows in. The legs are also very important to the groom so they should also get a good brush every day.
  • The chest and rump should be brushed twice a week. The ears should be cleaned every week using a cotton ball and alcohol. This will help keep them clean and free from infection.

Step 1 – Brush Coat with Standard Brush

Start at the head and brush in long strokes towards the tail. Be sure to pay special attention to the rump and ears as these areas need extra brushing care.

Step 2 – Brush Coat with Slicker Brush

After you have brushed your dachshund’s coat down from his head, switch over to a slicker brush or pin brush. Use this brush to go over the coat again and remove any dead hair or tangles that may have formed from the first brushing.

Step 3 – Use Small tooth Comb

To finish, use a small tooth comb to go through the coat and remove any last bits of hair or tangles. Be sure to brush the feet, legs and chest as well – these areas often get missed!

Step 4 – Clean Ears with Q-tips

After you finished brushing your dachshund’s long-haired fur, clean out his ears using a cotton ball dipped in alcohol. This will help keep them clean and infection-free.

Step 5 – Trimming the tail and feet

Finishing up the grooming, take your dachshund’s tooth comb and trim his tail.

Trim any loose hair out of his paws by using a small pair of scissors to snip off excess fur. Be sure not to cut into his paw! Brush this area once more after you have trimmed it with a slicker brush or a wire pin brush.

What Tools to Brush my Long Haired Daschund?

  • Standard Brush
  • Slicker Brush
  • Small Tooth Brush

What tools do I need for trimming?

  • Peanut – Clippers made by Wahl 40 Blade Clipper
  • Shears 6″ Straight Shears
  • 6.5 40 tooth Thinning Shears
  • 7″ 44 tooth Thinning Shears
  • Grooming Stone
  • Greyhound 6 MM Stripping Stone
  • Hauptner Knife
  • 7.5 Greyhound Comb – Medium/Course/Fine

Grooming Process

  • Step 1 – Trimming The Ears
  • Step 2 – Neck to Ridge (Trim to Blend)
  • Step 3 – Single cut then brush
  • Top Cutting – Ridge – Never Top Cut on Body
  • Grooming Stone to pull out Fluffy Undercoat hair ( Head down Neck)
  • Continuing Blending -to right above Breastbone
  • Use Hauptner Knife – to Blend the Neck/Shoulders and Body

How to clip your dog’s hair evenly?

  • Start by brushing the dog’s hair. This will remove any tangles and make it easier for you to work with when trimming his coat.
  • Make sure your blades are clean, sanitized, oiled and sharpened before you start clipping.  Hold up a section of fur in front of the body so you can see the natural lay of the hair.
  •  Take your clippers and cut parallel to the body, following the lay of the hair. Be very careful not to go too deep or you could end up cutting into his skin. Continue clipping all around the dog’s body, being sure to overlap each section as you go.
  • When you’re done, the coat should be even all over. Remember to cut just above the hairline on your dog’s face and paws so they don’t get too short or uneven.
  • The next step is clipping around his legs and paws. Start by holding one paw up in front of you with the leg straight out from his body.
  •  Clip around the paw, being careful not to clip into his pads.  Hold up the other leg so you can see how they match in length and then do that same thing with both of them.
  • When you’re finished clipping one paw, turn him on his side while still holding it out from his body for reference and repeat.

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What is the best way to trim around the ears and eyes?

The first thing you want to do is make sure your clippers are sharp and clean.  Be careful as this area is very delicate and it’s easy to accidentally cut the dog’s ears or into his eyes if they’re not properly sanitized, oiled, and cleaned before beginning. Start by holding one ear up in front of you so you can see the natural lay of the hair.  Take your clippers and cut parallel to the ear, following the lay of the hair. Be very careful not to go too deep or you could end up cutting into his skin. Do this for both ears and then move on to trimming around his eyes.

What are the Steps to Trimming my Dachshunds Toe Nails?

Step 1 – Use Small tooth Comb

Steps: Hold your dog’s paw and gently use the small toothed comb to remove any tangles or hair in between his toes. Make sure you don’t cut into them with scissors! You can trim off the loose fur under each toe if needed, but be careful not to go too short or it will be difficult for your dog to walk.

Steps 2 – Clip His Toe Nails

Now that the hair is removed, it’s time to clip his nails. Cut just below the quick (the pink part at the base of the nail) and be careful not to cut too deep. If you’re new to this, it might be a good idea to have someone help you so you don’t accidentally cut your dog’s toes. After clipping, use a file to smooth the edges of the nails and make sure there are no sharp points.

Tips for keeping your dog’s hair trimmed evenly between appointments

  • You can use a dog grooming mitt to keep his hair trimmed evenly between appointments. Simply hold the coat up and clip around it, or you can brush your dog with an undercoat rake first to remove any tangles before using the mitt.

Final Thoughts – How to Trim a Long Haired Dachshund?

In summary, these are the steps you need to take in order to trim your long-haired Dachshund’s hair evenly:

  1. Brush the dog’s hair to remove any tangles.
  2. Make sure your blades are clean, sanitized, oiled and sharpened before clipping.
  3. Clip around the body of the dog, being sure to overlap each section as you go.
  4. When clipping around the legs and paws, hold one paw up in front of you with the leg straight out from his body for reference and then do that same thing with both of them.  Turn him on his side while still holding it out from his body so you can see how they match in length and then do that same thing with both of them.
  5. Clip around the ears, making sure not to go too deep or you could end up cutting into his skin.  Hold one ear up so you can see the natural lay of the hair, following it as closely as possible when clipping. Do this for both ears.
  6. Trim around his eyes, being careful not to go too deep or you could end up cutting into his eyes.
  7. Clip just below the quick (the pink part at the base of the nail) and be careful not to cut too deep when clipping nails. File the edges after clipping.

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