Estrela Mountain Dog Breed Maintenance
The Estrela Mountain Dog does require weekly brushing. His coat does tend to tangle and mat, therefore, you may need to spend some extra time de-matting him. He can get hotspots if knots are left against his skin. Damp or wet weather conditions can also cause hot spots. Use a natural bristle brush and a steel comb when grooming him. Check behind his ears, along his tails and leg feathers for tangles and mats. He is a seasonal shedder and shedding can be heavy at times. During heavy shedding it is best to brush him daily. The Estrela Mountain Dog does not require many baths throughout the year. He should only be bathed twice a year. Waterless shampoo can be used on his coat throughout the year if he gets a smell or into a muddy situation. His nails should be trimmed as needed, usually every 2 to 3 weeks. His ears should be checked weekly and cleaned as needed to prevent infections from occurring. Routine dental care needs to be set for him to ensure that he has healthy teeth and gums.