In the grooming of the Lagotto, whether it is maintenance “home” or preparation for an exposure, an instrument not to be used is certainly the carder because it would only lead to tearing and ironing the hair, making the cloak lose the usual hedgehog.
To keep the dog always in order, it is advisable to comb it twice a month and to groom it once every two months.
The Lagotto can also be washed once a week as opposed to what our grandparents taught us and therefore the dog should be washed as little as possible because he cleaned himself.
It is very important to use on the dogs products born and studied for the pH of their skin, so we avoid the classic “last lemon” or products for human use. Therefore we recommend using shampoos and conditioners for the maintenance of the hair, for its care and nourishment and for special occasions (such as a canine exposure), products that are able to put more and more emphasis on the coat.
Another important thing is to make a distinction between mowing and grooming: with the first we mean the use of a particular electric razor equipped with blades of various thicknesses depending on the needs, but that does not leave the hair longer than 13 mm, the second one is characterized by the use of scissors designed to shape the dog according to its natural appearance, enhancing its strengths and not accentuating its defects.