How To Groom A Pekingese (6-Steps)

Want to know how to groom A Pekingese?

You’re in the right place!

Not grooming a Pekingese correctly results in extreme tangles and mats.

To prevent this, their long hair needs daily brushing and fluffing up.

In this Digdoggy.com guide, you will learn:

  • Supplies you will need for grooming A Pekingese?
  • How to prepare for grooming a Pekingese
  • Precautions to take when grooming

And much more!

What's In This Guide?

      What Do You Need To Know About Grooming A Pekingese?

      The most important thing to remember when grooming a Pekingese is to brush them out fully. They have a very thick coat, so you’ll need to use a line comb to go through the hair on the chest, thighs, and ears.

      Nails should be trimmed regularly (once per month) to keep a healthy foot structure. The potty path and paws should be trimmed with a 10mm blade.

      For those that decide to trim body hair, a Wahl 1/2 (13mm) guard should do perfectly.

      How Often Should You Groom Your Pekingese?

      A Pekingese should be bathed every 1 to 6 weeks along with re-cleaning ears using a cleaning solution.

      Daily brushing is recommended along with weekly checking eyes for infections and coat for fleas. Pin and slicker brushes are perfect for this but keep in mind that using a slicker too often can cause loss of hair volume.

      Supplies You’ll Need For Grooming A Pekingese

      The supplies you’ll need for grooming a Pekingese include:

      • Slicker Brush
      • Cotton buds
      • Washcloth
      • Spray Conditioner
      • Nail file/grinder
      • Nail Clippers
      • Mat Ripper
      • Bristle Brush
      • Dog Shampoo
      • Tweezers
      • Scissors
      • Hair Dryer
      • Towel

      image of pekingese laying down after being groomed with very nice long cut

      How to Groom A Pekingese (6-Simple steps)

      Here are the steps for grooming your Pekingese:

      1. Brush Your Pekingese
      2. Bathe Your Pekingese
      3. Clean His Ears And Face
      4. Trim The Hair On His Foot Pads
      5. File His Nails
      6. Remove His Matted Hair

      Step 1: Brush Your Pekingese

      Start at his chest while he lies on right his side, brush his fur towards his head.

      You can use a sprayer filled with conditioner, making sure the brush is able to get all the way to his thick undercoat.

      Work in sections until his entire right side is tangle-free. Next, let him lie down on his left side and do the same thing.

      Once both sides are tangle-free, make him stand up. Starting from his head, start brushing his hair forward so it fluffs up.

      Bring the hair beneath his ears towards his face. The hair on his head should be brushed flat. Brush his tail hair and part it in the middle.

      Let his tail rest on his back. Encourage fullness by brushing his leg hair upwards starting with his front legs and onto his back legs.

      Step 2: Bathe Your Pekingese

      Next, wet his whole body thoroughly and completely. Be sure not to wet his eyes, nose, or the inside of his ears.

      Work up a lather by rubbing shampoo on your palms.

      Work this through his coat starting from his body, tail, legs, paws, and ears. After his entire body is covered with shampoo, rinse him thoroughly.

      Use a towel to get rid of as much moisture from his coat. Squeeze excess water out, rather than rubbing with the towel.

      The reason is that rubbing will cause his coat to tangle. Use a comfortable setting on a hairdryer and brush him while drying his hair.

      Step 3: Clean Ears And Face

      Using a moistened cotton ball or a damp washcloth, wipe his face. Do not use soap for this step, as this could irritate the skin.

      Use warm water to gently remove skin crust from his eyes if needed. Check his ears and apply ear cleaner with a cotton ball. Use tweezers to remove long hair from his ears.

      Step 4: Trim The Hair On Foot Pads

      Check the paws of your Pekingese and trim any long hair you see. If left untrimmed, overly long hair on his pads can become uncomfortable and accumulate dirt.

      The hair on the paws should not be longer than the paw itself.

      Step 5: File Nails

      Check to see if your Pekingese’s nails are long. Hold paw up to the light and check for the pink nerves inside of the nail as this contains living tissue.

      Leave a few millimeters extra and do not trim into the pink part of the nail. Pick up your nail cutters, hold them ar0uond the point you will cut, and then make the cut.

      Step 6: Remove Matted Hair

      Using a spray conditioner, remove all the mats. As soon as you find a mat, work it with your fingers. Free the mat and separate the hair using a de-matting comb.

      Be careful not to yank the hair of your Pekingese as you do this. It is best to work smoothly with this step.

      Final Thoughts On Grooming A Pekingese

      Make sure not to rush the process and be cautious around his eyes, ears, and other sensitive areas.

      Use a 10mm Wah guard for best results and make sure to brush them out fully before you start.

      Work in sections when grooming and bathe at least every 6 weeks.

      Jennifer Cosculluela

      Jennifer Cosculluela

      Jennifer Cosculluela graduated magna cum laude in Marketing from the State University of New York’s F.I.T and was a Presidential Scholar, specializing in Shakespearean Studies. She also has an AB Psychology Degree from De La Salle University Bacolod and when not writing, loves to spend time with her daughter Margarita and bake cookies and lasagna for her loving husband Sebastian.

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