Cocker Sheltie Breed Maintenance
The Cocker Sheltie will have a dense and long coat. His coat will need to be brushed out regularly to help remove dead hair and to prevent matting. The Cocker Sheltie will require monthly bathing with a gentle dog shampoo. His nails should be trimmed monthly. To prevent tartar build-up, the Cocker Sheltie’s teeth should be brushed with a canine toothpaste, several times a week. Ears should checked weekly for debris, odor or yeast proliferation as hybrids with long ears can be prone to problems. It is recommended that dogs be seen by a veterinarian once a year for a wellness check. Puppies and senior dogs will need more frequent visits. Your veterinarian may recommend monthly heartworm medication and a tick and flea preventative.