American Rat Pinscher Breed Maintenance
The American Rat Pinscher is a combination of two breeds which are very easy to groom. Brushing once a week with a soft bristle brush or even a grooming mitt keeps the coat of the American Rat Pinscher sleek and shiny. Bathe the American Rat Pinscher only when necessary. Some Mini Pin pet parents merely take a wet washcloth and rub it over their dog, paying attention to the eyes and ears. This can be done every few days to keep your American Rat Pinscher clean and healthy. Brushing the teeth of your dog two or three times a week will help prevent tooth decay and bad breath; however, daily brushing is optimal for preventing gum disease. Trim your American Rat Pinscher’s nails at least every two weeks. A general rule of thumb is if you can hear your dog’s nails clicking on the floor, it is time to trim them. It is important to begin a grooming regimen with your American Rat Terrier at an early age so that he becomes accustomed to it.