Austi-Pap Breed Maintenance
Maintenance of your Austi-Pap will be moderate, requiring regular grooming to ensure the health of his coat. Thought to be an average shedder like his parents, regular brushing will be necessary for your Austi-Pap, as brushing should occur a few times per week for Australian Shepherds and as much as daily for Papillons. Basic care that is necessary for all dogs is also important, to include trimming his nails as necessary and keeping his ears clean and dry. In addition, you will want to brush his teeth regularly to ensure his overall dental health. Papillons should typically not be left outdoors for long periods of time because of the breed’s tendency to bark at the slightest sound. This being the case, the Austi-Pap should also not be left outdoors for extended periods.