Dane Shepherd Breed Maintenance
There is not a lot of information about the Dane Shepherd; however, we can study the parent breeds in order to determine what type of maintenance the hybrid breed will require. The Great Dane generally has a short, smooth coat. He tends to shed a lot, but with regular brushing, you are not likely to find a lot of hair on your furniture or clothing. The natural oils of his coat will help him look shiny and clean with regular brushing. You should also maintain regular ear cleaning as a part of your the maintenance. A bad odor or redness could signal an infection. The German Shepherd has a medium-length double coat that was meant to protect his tender skin from snow and rain, but it also is resistant to dirt. Some German Shepherds are long-haired, but generally, he will have a medium-length coat. Sometimes the outer coat of the German Shepherd will be wiry to the touch. He may be prone to shedding as they shed year-round; he will also have a “blow” in which he will have a major shedding twice a year. Brush your Dane Shepherd two or three times a week with a smooth bristle brush. He should only be bathed as needed. It is recommended that you take advantage of the fact that the German Shepherd parent loves to chew – give your Dane Shepherd dental chews to keep his teeth clean (in addition to regular brushing) and promote overall dental health.