Chatham Hill Retriever Breed Maintenance
The grooming requirements for the Chatham Hill Retriever are generally fairly simple, although there can be some exceptions. Unless your dog is tracking through the wilderness, jumping in lakes, or rolling in things they shouldn’t, they should only need a bath every two or three months. These dogs do require brushing on a regular basis, but how often will depend somewhat on which coat the particular canine inherited. The coat of the Flat-Coated Retriever only needs brushing once or twice a week, whereas the coat of the Cocker Spaniel should usually be brushed daily to prevent tangles or matting, and may need occasional clipping to keep it neat and free of dirt and debris. It is very important to check the inside of the ears on a regular basis as well as keep this area clean and dry as the long hanging ears predispose this crossbreed to ear infections.