Cao Fila de Sao Miguel Breed Maintenance
These dogs are exceptionally easy to keep clean and healthy, typically only needing bathing on an occasional basis. Brushing with either a slicker brush or rubber curry comb is recommended two or three times a week to remove dead hairs and to keep the coat shiny and healthy, but it should otherwise remain easy to care for. This breed tends to spend more time outdoors on their own than other breeds and a little extra time should be taken to check for cuts, scrapes, insect bites, and thorns when you are grooming them. This breed also has ears that fold over when they are not cropped, making them slightly more prone to ear infections so their ears should also be checked for damage or infection at each grooming session. Ideally, the teeth should be brushed a few times per week and the nails trimmed monthly.