The Griffon Coat
Grooming your dog accomplishes much more than just making your pet's coat look nice and shiny. It will provide you with the opportunity to spend some "quality time" with your dog, combing, brushing, bathing and generally bonding with him. You will be able to check your dog closely for any problems while grooming. Move the hair aside and examine the skin closely for signs of flea, ticks or skin irritations. Look for any unusual problems with the coat such as mats, tangles, dandruff, etc. Mats and tangles can be carefully removed while grooming. All dogs have sensitive areas that need to be groomed a little more gently and carefully than others. These areas include under the arms, under the belly, the back of the legs just above the hock, and the tail. By paying special attention to these areas, you will help make your dog more comfortable while being groomed, and he will not resist future grooming sessions. You will also become familiar with areas that he enjoys having groomed. This is helpful if you need to calm him during stressful times such as veterinary visits.
How often should I bathe my Griff?
What kind of shampoo should I use?
Puppy coat vs. Adult coat
Every 6 to 8 weeks normally unless he has been swimming then I will bathe more frequently.
Do Not use a oatmeal shampoo since most allergies are because of grain.
Griffs do not fully mature until at least two, their bodies are changing. Nutrition, climate, water etc all play a role in the coat development.