Huntaway Breed Maintenance
The Huntaway almost looks after themselves, especially if they are a farm dog. They rarely need a bath, although a good rub down with a soft damp cloth will remove any dirt or dust. If they do start to smell a bit 'doggie', then it is time for a wash. Ensure you use special dog shampoo and soaps to protect the natural oil on the Huntaway's skin. This oil is what gives this dog the ability to withstand the climate changes when they are out and about. These dogs are healthy tough dogs who don't seem to have many health issues. Usually any health problem is caused by work. But like most dogs, it is advisable to check out those folded ears for any infection, brush their teeth two or three times per week, and trim their nails if they haven't worn them down themselves. A good weekly brushing will take care of any shedding, and in summer months they may shed quite a lot. Usually this is one dog that needs little attention in the maintenance department, although they thrive on affection and a cuddle and once their energy is spent, they will love to snuggle up with you.