Doxie Cairn Breed Maintenance
The Doxie Cairn should be brushed out once a week to remove loose and dead hair. Yearly stripping of the hair may be needed. They only need to be bathed every three to four months, using a dog shampoo. Human shampoo can dry out a dog’s skin and even bring on a reaction as the strength is often more concentrated. The teeth should be brushed weekly to prevent tartar buildup and gum disease. Dog toothpaste comes in different flavors (chicken, beef and liver), which makes teeth brushing an enjoyable experience. If your Doxie Cairn has long ears don't forget to periodically check them to make sure they are clean and dry. A twice monthly check and trim of the nails is an important step in the care of your dog as well.