Cockinese Breed Maintenance
While both the Pekingese and the Cocker Spaniel look like they are a lot of work to groom, only the Cocker Spaniel is relatively high maintenance. If your Cockinese has the coat of the Cocker Spaniel, grooming will be slightly more intensive and will possibly require the help of a professional groomer every few weeks or so. Baths should occur a couple of times a month and brushing at least three times a week at home. All of this is to make sure that the silky coat stays silky and free from tangles. If your Cockinese has the fur of the Pekingese, grooming won’t ‘be as hard as you think. Simply brush around three times a week at home with a wire brush and rake in order to get all the way down to the undercoat. Bathing only needs to occur when your dog gets especially dirty or every couple of months. Besides brushing and bathing, be sure to completely dry your dog’s ears thoroughly after each bath in order to avoid any irritation or infections. Also, trim the nails of your dog’s feet every few weeks in order to keep the feet healthy and free of snags.