Giant Irish Wolf Schnauzer Breed Maintenance
The shed rate of this crossbreed is low enough for the Giant Irish Wolf Schnauzer to be considered hypoallergenic, but choosing to share your home with a Giant Irish Wolf Schnauzer means that you are committing to a fairly high grooming requirement compared to many other dogs, although it is not usually a daily chore. Brushing the Irish Wolf Schnauzer is only required one or two times a week, however, the brushing sessions for this hybrid tend to be lengthier than brushing sessions for many other dogs due to both their unique coats and the sheer size of the dog. Combing through the coat will help to loosen dirt as well as to remove any tangles or foreign objects like twigs or grass seeds, and following up with thea slicker brush or stiff bristle brush will help to tease out the last of the tangles as well as removing dead hair, further reducing the dog’s shed rate. Bathing only needs to occur every few months and is best done after the dog has been combed and brushed. Stripping of the coat will be required every four to six months, either using a special stripping comb or by hand stripping the coat and depending on how the coat grows shaping and scissoring may be required on a regular basis. If your dog does develop a beard, it is essential to clean it after every meal as water, food, and saliva can become smelly and unsanitary quite quickly.