Bergamasco Shepherd Breed Maintenance
While the intricacy of the Bergamasco coat may seem overwhelming to first timers, it actually isn’t that difficult to take care of once the mats have been set. Bathing only needs to occur around 1 to 3 times a year and no brushing is required. Once the mats have been set in the fur, nothing will change them so there is no need to worry about messing your dog’s flock up. Do not shave or clip your Bergamasco’s coat extremely short, when this is done it takes a very long time to re-grow the flock and more often than not, the hair will grow back messy and knotted. If you need to trim your dog’s coat or would like a sportier look, the Bergamasco’s coat can be trimmed to 4 to 5 inches in order to ensure that there is plenty of fur left for the coat to perform its function of protecting the dog from weather and regulating heat.