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Grooming Tips

Grooming is an essential part of caring for your dog in between their Dial A Dog Wash Visits. Please use these pages to understand the basic theory of grooming your pet.

All products featured are produced by Ancol and are both used and recomended by your Dial A Dog Wash Groomer because of their commitment to providing quality products at an affordable price with an established brand name. They are functional, while at the same time allowing our groomers to have access to the correct equipment which is key to a professional finish.

All Ancol products are available to order through Dial A Dog Wash Aire Valley. If you wish to purchase any of the products featured on these pages or any other Ancol product please call or email us. Alternatively just speak to Gemma at your dogs next appointment.

We have Isolated the six basic different coat types in order to help you make a informed decision on how to groom your dog and which are the best products to use. The 6 coat types are shown below with a example of the dog breeds that should fall into these groups. With mixed breeds refer to a similar breed. If in doubt feel free to speak with Gemma during your dogs next groom.


Boxer, Dalmation, Dachshund, Boston Terrier, Greyhound, Great Dane, Chihuahua, Beagle






Labrador, Jack Russell, Akita, German Short, Haired Pointer, Border Collie, Golden Retriever, King Charles Spaniel




Cocker Spaniel, Irish Setter, Yorkshire Terrier, Afgan, Silky Terrier, Chinese Crested, Powderpuff




Border Collie, Old English Sheepdog, German Shepherd, Maltese, Lhasa Apsa




Airedale, West Highland White, Border Terrier, Fox Terrier, Lakeland Terrier, Wired Hair Pointer




Curly / Wavy

 Poodle, Portugese Waterdog, Tibetan Terrier, Bichon, Irish Water Spaniel, Curly Coated Retriever, Bedlington