German Sheprador Breed Maintenance
There is not a lot of information about the German Sheprador; however, we can study the parent breeds in order to determine what type of maintenance the hybrid breed will require.
The Labrador Retriever has a double coat. The top layer is short, thick, and straight. The undercoat is soft and weather-resistant. He does shed, but this will not require a great deal of extra grooming. Brush him with a soft bristle brush daily. Some experts recommend vacuuming after him as well. He will need to be bathed once every two months. Of course, if he finds a mud puddle or something unappealing to roll around in, you may have to bathe him more often. It is particularly important to clean your Lab’s ears regularly. Use a damp cotton ball to wipe out the inside of his ears. Be sure to regularly check them for a bad odor or redness, which could indicate an infection. The Lab’s floppy ears make him prone to such.
The German Shepherd has a medium-length double coat that was meant to protect his tender skin from snow and rain, but it also is resistant to dirt. Some German Shepherds are long-haired, but generally, he will have a medium-length coat. Sometimes the outer coat of the German Shepherd will be wiry to the touch. He may be prone to shedding as they shed year-round; he will also have a “blow” in which he will have a major shedding twice a year. Brush him two or three times a week with a smooth bristle brush. He should only be bathed as needed. The German Shepherd is generally very clean and often considered odorless. It is recommended that you take advantage of the fact that the German Shepherd loves to chew – give him dental chews to keep his teeth clean (in addition to regular brushing) and promote overall dental health. In general, your German Sheprador will look his best with daily brushing.
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