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Cocker Spaniels have a thick, bushy coat, It grows very fast and needs a lot of care because it has a tendency to tangle and look rough and caked. That is why it is important to cut, care for and groom your hair regularly..
There are several types of haircuts that are ideal for cocker spaniels. If you have this breed of dog and in its next beauty session you want to give it a new look and accentuate its characteristic features such as its ears, continue reading this AnimalWised article where we will show you what are the 3 haircuts for a cocker spaniel.
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1. The puppy cut
This haircut is the simplest of all and the one that requires less maintenance. There are parents who do not have the time and availability to keep their cocker spaniel's long mane, so they decide to keep it short.
All hair is cut to the same length, maximum about 4 cm. long, although also so that it is not too even, you can play with cutting some strands in front a little more than those in the back to leave some of the feeling of the typical cocker spaniel cut.
It is not only the cut easier to maintain because you will not have to be untangling it all the time, but it is the coolest in summer time. You will see how your dog will be in a better mood, because it will feel more comfortable and light.
2. The princess cut
This is the most classic cut in cocker spaniels but not the most standard, because it is the most difficult to maintain. Many people adopt a cocker spaniel to be able to style them in this flirty way.
Your pet's hair will fall on the floor as if it were a gala party skirt, which also has a very pompous lining. Your dog will really look like a stuffed animal, and more than hugging it, it will cause all the admiring glances. The ears will also have their own cotton flaps.
Although it seems not to be, this is the most versatile cut of all, because having more hair, the hairdresser or you (if you have a lot of experience) can use your imagination and give it the shape you want, playing with all those strands. long. You can blow-dry his coat to make it look more delicate, or on the contrary, it can leave it curly, with a more wild 80s style.
3. The catwalk cut
This haircut is the one inspired by canine morphology contests but it has its own historical tradition. American Cocker Spaniels are the ones with that long, lush coat, unlike English Cocker Spaniels, who have shorter and less conspicuous hair. The Americans are a breed that dates back to the 1800s and that from the first instance were the pets and hunting dogs of families of high social classes, for this reason the long, well-off and shiny hair was synonymous with beauty and elegance.
This haircut, to be perfect, must be done by an expert. The layers of hair are cut in a very specific way, and the hair falls from the back, which is shorter, to the legs, which is much longer and falls like a waterfall effect. One difference that it has with the previous one is that, not always, the hair loss in the belly area must be down to the ground, this thicker in the ones that refer to legs.
The maintenance of the runway haircut is practically daily. Every day you will have to detangle your dog's fur, clean underneath if any residue has stuck to it and comb it, with a special brush, as if it were a whole princess or prince.