How to Groom a Maltese Pomeranian

Grooming your Maltese Pomeranian on a regular basis is important for your dog's appearance and will improve its health. A Maltipom is a courageous, bright and animated dog that grows between three to nine pounds and may have a thick double coat or a silky coat. With a Maltipom's sense of adventure, proper grooming is essential. Regardless of your Maltipom's coat, a thorough grooming will become a bonding experience for you and your dog.

Things You'll Need

  • Shampoo
  • Cotton balls (optional)
  • Conditioner
  • Towel
  • Grooming brush
  • Hair dryer (optional)
  • Thinning shears
  • Nail file or nail clipper

Instructions

    • 1

      Shampoo your Maltese Pomeranian with a shampoo designed for dogs. Place cotton balls in its ears to keep water and soap from irritating the ear canal, if desired. Be careful to avoid the dog's eyes, ears and mouth. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.

    • 2

      Apply conditioner to your dog. Avoid getting the conditioner in the dog's eyes, ears and mouth, and distribute the conditioner evenly through the coat with your fingers. Rinse thoroughly with warm water.

    • 3

      Dry your Maltese Pomeranian with a clean towel. You may allow the dog to air dry completely, or you may use a hair dryer on a low setting. Brush your dog's coat while drying. Brush against the direction of the hair, from the tail toward the head to remove any mats in the undercoat.

    • 4
      Thinning shears provide a neat but natural look.
      Thinning shears provide a neat but natural look.

      Brush your dog's coat in the direction of the hair growth once it is dry. Trim around the ears, under the tail and under the dog's stomach with thinning shears. Step back and examine your trimming work to be sure you do not remove too much fur.

    • 5

      Trim or file your dog's nails. Trim or file in small increments to avoid cutting the quick and causing pain to your dog.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use your grooming time to inspect your Maltese Pomeranian's ears for debris or infection. Check its teeth for signs of plaque buildup.
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