Akbash Breed Maintenance
The Akbash can have either a short coat or a long coat. Both varieties have a thick undercoat that does shed excessively. The Akbash experiences shedding throughout the year and he does experience excessive shedding during the spring and summer when the dense undercoat comes out for the hotter weather. He will need to be brushed once a week to remove loose hairs and dirt from his coat. He will need to be brushed daily when he is shedding excessively to prevent matting. Use a pin brush and a metal comb to groom him. The short coat variety can be brushed with a natural bristle brush. Since his ears hang down, they will need to be checked weekly and cleaned as needed to keep infections from occurring. He does not need bathed often, only 2 to 3 times a year using a mild shampoo. His nails should be trimmed as needed, generally every 2 to 3 weeks. A routine dental plan should be followed to ensure he has healthy teeth and gums.