Cockeranian Breed Maintenance
The Cockeranian is a very high maintenance dog breed. This is due to the fact that both of his parent breeds take weekly, meticulous grooming to ensure that their coats stay looking healthy and fabulous. In order to properly care for your Cockeranian’s coat, you will want to carefully brush the fur at least a few times a week to remove any tangles or knotting that may appear on the ears, underbelly, tail, and legs. It is recommended to go to a professional every 6 to 8 weeks to get your Cockeranian groomed so that any trimming that may need to be done can be touched up. Besides brushing, this breed needs to be bathed at least twice a month with gentle shampoo due to their skin allergies. If you are uncomfortable with this, a professional groomer would be a good option. The groomer can also clip your dog’s nails every few weeks if you uncomfortable doing so yourself. The Cockeranian does shed seasonally, so be prepared for that and have a good vacuum on hand; regular grooming will help to keep shedding manageable. This breed does best in warmer temperatures and tends to get cold rather quickly despite their double coat.