What is a Double Coat on a Dog?

A double coat is a type of coat that consists of two layers: an undercoat and a topcoat. Pups with a double coat usually have dense fur and shed more than those that have a single coat. This means that you’ll need extra effort and attention when grooming your double-coated dog.

Examples of dog breeds with a double coat include: huskies, spitz’, shepherds, and many others.

The undercoat is the hair that is located closest to the skin, and they act as an insulator which help keeps them warm during the colder days. The topcoat protects the undercoat from getting dirty and against the sun.

A dog’s coat is one way of telling how healthy your pooch is. A shiny coat is a good indication that they are healthy, so make sure you take good care of it.