Carolina Dog Breed Maintenance
The Carolina Dog is relatively easy to maintain. His coat is easy to groom and only requires a quick brushing once a week unless he is shedding heavily. He does shed seasonally and usually twice a year there will be severe shedding that requires daily brushing to ensure all the loose and dead hairs are removed. Use a slicker brush or a natural bristle brush when grooming. A deshedder can also be used. Because of the heavy shedding, the Carolina Dog is not a hypoallergenic breed. He does not generally have a strong smell and will not require many baths. He will need to be bathed when he is shedding heavily to help loosen the undercoat and hasten the shedding process. Between baths, he can be given a dry bath using a dry shampoo or baking soda and corn starch can be mixed together and sprinkled through his coat to freshen the coat. His ears should be checked at least once a week and cleaned as needed. Trim his nails every two to three weeks.