There are a lot of long-coated dogs, such as Afghan, Bernese Mountain Dog, Shih Tzu,
Havanese, Yorkshire Terrier, Maltese, and some other dog breeds.
However, no matter the breed or length of the coat, all long-haired dogs need thorough and
regular coat care. A long coat tends to get tangled and matted, especially in places where the coat
moves, like behind ears and the legs and on underarms, and has contact with a collar or harness,
like on the neck and on the chest. The more tangled coat, the more skin issues your dog can
There are several rules to maintain a healthy coat: