Belgian Laekenois Breed Maintenance
The Belgian Laekenois is a breed of dog that is easy to care for. It is advised that the rough, wiry coat of this lively dog be lightly trimmed at least two times a year. Removing dead or extra hair on a regular basis is important, and a coarse toothed comb is recommended for weekly grooming, which in addition to removing dead hair will distribute skin oils. The breed is known for shedding little to no hair, though what it does shed will occur throughout the year. During heavier, seasonal shedding, brushing more often can be helpful. As bathing more than needed can lead to the removing of waterproofing properties of the coat, it should only occur when necessary. Fortunately, if brushed regularly, the need for a bath is rare. The nails of the Belgian Laekenois should be trimmed as needed and his ears should be kept clean and dry so that infections don’t develop. Frequent tooth brushing with a toothpaste approved by your veterinarian is recommended. A fenced yard of average size is ideal for dogs of this breed, so that they have the chance to play and run; though if plenty of opportunity for exercise is provided, they can do fine in a residence without a yard. Daily exercise is imperative for both the physical and emotional well-being of this breed.