Bulldog Schnauzer Breed Maintenance
Maintenance and grooming for this particular crossbreed can vary quite a bit from animal to animal due to the differences in the coats that may be inherited. These dogs will typically need a bath every month or two unless they get into something messy or stinky, and regardless of the type of coat they inherit, brushing their coat several times a week will be essential. Bulldog Schnauzers that lean towards the Bulldog heritage will have the short, single layer coat, and will only need a quick once over using a slicker brush or rubber bristle brush, whereas those that have the longer, double-layer coat of the Schnauzer will generally require a comb or pin brush as well as a slicker brush, and are much more prone to tangling and matting. Miniature Schnauzers often require clipping of their coat to keep their feet and beard neat and tidy and to keep the hair out of their eyes and in some cases, this may be necessary for the Bulldog Schnauzer as well. If your dog has developed the same wrinkly skin that is found on the English Bulldog, it is important to ensure that dirt and moisture do not get trapped in the folds as the contaminants may cause skin irritation and infection.