Cavestie Breed Maintenance
The Cavestie inherits the coat characteristics from the parent breeds so the coat can vary depending on the dominant genes. It is often dense in nature so the hair requires regular brushing with a stiff bristle brush. If your dog has a lot of white, it may require more frequent bathing to keep it that way. Make sure you use a special mild dog shampoo to avoid skin allergies. If your Cavestie has long hair or feathering, be sure to brush these areas to avoid any matting of the hair. A dry shampoo can be a great way for a quick refresh for your dog. Clean inside the ears regularly, often they will only need a gentle wiping with a damp cloth. Check the eyes for any signs of infection or irritation, and ensure you keep your dog’s teeth clean with brushing regularly. If you start these practices while your dog is just a puppy, it will come to view grooming as a special time where they get your undivided attention and love. Finish off with a nail clipping if needed.