Dutch Smoushond Breed Maintenance
The Dutch Smoushond has a naturally unkempt look and should maintain that shaggy look even after being groomed. When his coat is correct in texture and length there should never be a natural part down his back or a glossy appearance to his coat. His wiry, harsh coat does require some maintenance to keep it healthy. He does need to be hand plucked at least twice a year. The hair on his head should never be plucked. If you are not comfortable plucking him, find a groomer that specializes in Terriers and knows the process of hand plucking. Between pluckings, use a wide tooth metal comb weekly to keep tangles from forming. The hair in his ears and between the pads of his feet should be trimmed every few weeks. When trimming between his pads, check his nails and trim when needed. Since his ears do hang, clean his ears weekly and check for any foul smell or redness that could indicate an infection has started.