Griffon Nivernais Breed Maintenance
The Griffon Nivernais always has an unkempt appearance even after you brush him. However, his coat does require proper, weekly grooming. The harsh texture helps keep dirt from accumulating. He should be brushed with a hard bristle brush and a metal comb. Since his coat has a harsh texture, he does not usually tangle or mat. His eyebrows and moustache should be combed regularly. He does not require many baths since brushing him will naturally clean the coat. He should be bathed 2 to 3 times a year using a mild shampoo, or bathed when he gets into mud or something that smells. Too many baths will cause him to develop skin irritation by taking away the natural oils on the skin. His coat will need to be stripped once a year so new coat can grow in. His nails should be trimmed as needed, usually every 2 to 3 weeks. Check his ears weekly to ensure that they are clean and free of infection.