Border Heeler Breed Maintenance
The Border Heeler will require some grooming maintenance and this will range from low to moderate, depending upon which parent breed has the most influence in the gene pool. He will require brushing once or twice a week to reduce the natural shedding which takes place with both parent breeds but he will not require bathing and shampooing unless necessary. Frequent bathing will reduce the oil in the coat which contributes to the weather resistance of the coat. As with most canine breeds, attention to proper examination and cleaning of the ears to prevent ear infections and regular eye examinations to assess and monitor the variety of eye problems which afflicts the parent breeds. Most canine breeds require regular and routine dental examinations and teeth cleaning to prevent periodontal disease and tooth loss.