German Australian Shepherd Breed Maintenance
Although German Australian Shepherds only require bathing a few times a year they do have very thick undercoats and tend to shed heavily year round. This hybrid requires a thorough brushing at least two to four times a week to remove dead hair and to prevent the dense undercoat from tangling and matting. Both the German and Australian shepherds shed more actively on a seasonal basis, a phenomenon called “blowing the coat”. The German Australian Shepherd is also likely to inherit this quality and will require more frequent brushing and bathing when the change of seasons. This crossbreed may also be somewhat prone to ear infections, particularly those whose ears fold forward, so their ears should be cleaned and examined at least once a week.