Cao da Serra de Aires Breed Maintenance
The Cão da Serra de Aires should be groomed regularly, at least once a week, to keep their long, thick coat from tangling. Use a pin brush and a metal comb when grooming. Tangles will generally occur behind their ears, on their legs or under their belly. Pay close attention to these areas when grooming. Clean their ears each week when grooming to prevent any infections. Be sure to dry their ears well to keep any moisture from causing problems. The Cão da Serra de Aires does not have a strong dog smell and should not need a bath often. Expect to bathe them two to three times a year or as needed when they find something nasty to play in. Shedding is minimal since they do not have an undercoat. People with allergies tend to do well with the Cão da Serra de Aires since they are a single coated breed.