German Wirehaired Sprointer Breed Maintenance
The German Wirehaired Sprointer is a fairly low maintenance dog to take care of. Both parent breeds shed seasonally, so be prepared to deal with dog hair on your clothes and furniture. While the Sprointer may shed often, if you groom him at least two times a week with a metal comb and curry brush, you will be able to remove any loose hair and dirt that may be lying on the body and help to reduce the amount of shedding. Bathing your dog will only need to occur once every few months or whenever your dog gets especially dirty. This is because the Sprointer does not have a bad doggy odor. Besides bathing and brushing, it is important to thoroughly dry and clean your dog’s ears after swimming or bathing. Due to the Sprointer’s folded over ears, any leftover moisture trapped inside the ear canal can cause infection and irritation. By thoroughly drying the ears however, these issues can be avoided. Finally, be sure to clip the nails of your dog’s paws every few weeks or whenever you hear the nails clicking against the floor. This will keep the nails healthy and free of tears or breaks.