Bucovina Shepherd Breed Maintenance
With the Bucovina Shepherd's thick, long coat, there are maintenance issues such as keeping that lovely coat from matting. A daily thorough brushing each day or no longer than every second day should take care of this requirement. This dog does shed an impressive amount of hair, and that is not restricted to any time of the year, as they tend to shed continuously. If you don't like dog hair on furniture or your carpets, then this is not the dog for you. A professional groom may be required to trim your dog if your summers are hot, although the Bucovina Shepherd is very adaptable and can adjust to most temperatures. Bathing is on an 'as needed' basis, as they tend to keep themselves very clean. Be sure to use a special dog shampoo to avoid stripping the natural protective and waterproof oils from the dog's coat. As you can imagine, bathing this big dog can be a marathon, let alone getting them dried. But consider it valuable time spent bonding with your dog, and you can be sure they will enjoy all the attention you give. As with most dogs, check the eyes and ears for any signs of infection, and clip the nails once a month or when needed to ensure your dog is kept healthy. The final task is to clean your dog's teeth to prevent tooth decay. If you have trained them for this as a puppy, this practice is just part of the normal maintenance routine.