French Spaniel Breed Maintenance
The French Spaniel should be brushed twice a week to keep his coat in good condition. Most companion French Spaniels can only be brushed once a week, however, if he is being shown in conformation events his coat does require more attention. Use a metal comb and a pin brush when grooming him. When brushing him, work through any tangles in his feathering. A spray in detangler can be used if the tangles are too big to work through. Overall, he is light shedder and should not lose a lot of hair at one time. The hair between the pads of his feet should also be trimmed every few weeks. The French Spaniel is not a hypoallergenic breed. He is does not drool heavily, usually only after he has gotten a long drink. Bathe him only when necessary using a mild shampoo, he does not generally have a strong doggy smell. His toenails will need trimmed every few weeks.