Belgian Sheepdog Breed Maintenance
If you are someone that has allergies or hates the idea of dog hair all over your home, the Belgian Sheepdog may not be the perfect fit for you. Because of their long, double-coat, this breed requires a lot of brushing to keep shedding to a minimum. A couple of times a year their coat will have a very large shed, typically around the change of seasons. When this happens, it is best to give them a warm bath to help loosen the hair follicles and then brush thoroughly. Doing so will not only keep your dog’s fur healthy and bright, but will also calm down excessive shedding and tangling. Besides brushing of the coat, regular tooth brushing may also be something you want to look into. Because they are a breed that tends to experience tartar buildup, cleaning your dog’s teeth weekly (or even daily) can help to prevent bad breath and dental disease. When grooming your dog, pay attention to their skin and fur. If you notice any sores or patchy areas, it may be time to check in with your vet about nutrition or flea management.