Short coated dogs have very short, slightly coarse hair. Labradors, Beagles and Mastiffs, among others all fall under the short coated hair type. They are frequent shedders, short coated dogs benefit from a good shampoo and a brushing with a paddle brush.
This coat type reflects its name as it is a combination of a silky, short and smooth coat. Border Collies, Golden Retrievers and Kuvasz’ all boast this coat type. This coat type benefits most from a brush with a paddle brush and occasionally a brush with shedding tools like a furminator or shedding glove.
Double coated dogs are famous for their shedding. Aside from the constant need to vacuum, double coated dogs really benefit from shedding tools like a furminator or a shedding glove. Breeds with a double coat include Huskies, Malamutes, Corgis, etc.
Dogs with this coat type have LOTS of hair but it tends to be quite silky. A daily brush with a paddle brush, wire brush or comb is best for these dogs. Heavy coated breeds include Pomeranians, Chow Chows, and Saint Bernards, etc. It’s not usually a good idea to use shedding tools on this coat type as it will rip and damage the hair.
Long coated dogs like Shih-Tzus, Most Terriers, and Maltese have coats that are constantly growing. Besides the occasional haircut, these dogs do not shed much. Grooming for them usually involves a daily detangle with a comb or a brush with a paddle brush.
A curly coat is fairly discernable. Poodles, Bichon Frises and Old English Sheepdogs all boast these wavy locks. Curly coated dogs are not high shedders but like any dogs, they do require the occasional brushing with a paddle brush or comb.