Drentsche Patrijshond Breed Maintenance
The Drentsche Patrijshond is considered to be a low maintenance dog by some, however, he does require frequent grooming to keep his coat in good condition. He should be groomed at least once a week using a pin brush and a metal comb. Any tangles and mats should be worked through using the metal comb. The hair between his foot pads needs to be trimmed every few weeks to keep dirt and debris from getting trapped and causing him irritation. He is a moderate shedder and will shed seasonally. During heavier shedding, he should be groomed two to three times a week. Since he has hanging ears, they should be checked once a week and cleaned as needed. Dirt and moisture can become trapped, causing infection. His nails will need to be trimmed as needed, usually every two to three weeks. A routine dental plan needs to be put in place to ensure he has healthy teeth and gums.