English Shepherd Breed Maintenance
The English Shepherd does need a bit of attention when it comes to their appearance, as their dense coat seems to be shedding almost all of the time. If you don't like dog hair in the house and dislike vacuuming, then this is not the dog for you. But indulging your dog in a couple of hair grooming sessions each week will help alleviate the problem. The English Shepherd doesn't need a regular bath; they only need one when they have been out in the mud or when they have rolled in something unpleasant. Using a mild dog shampoo will help maintain the natural oil balance in the dog's skin and help to prevent allergies from harsh products. Other points to check are your dog's teeth. They can get dental decay just like us, so check those pearly white teeth and brush them at least twice a week. If you smell something unpleasant on your dog, it may come from an ear infection. These infections can produce a horrible smell, not to mention the condition can aggravate your dog, so check their ears regularly and wipe out with a soft damp cloth. The final task is to give your dog a manicure if they haven't worn their nails down naturally. Get a veterinarian to show you how to do it correctly so that you don't hurt your dog. Then all they need is a cuddle and they will be lovely and soft, just like a teddy bear!