Irish Russian Spanterrier Breed Maintenance
The grooming requirements for this particular crossbreed is another area that can vary a bit from dog to dog. Though it does require some effort, the coat of the Irish Water Dog parent is fairly simple to care for; bathing is required only on an as-needed basis, particularly as a thorough brushing and combing of the coat will often remove much of the dust, dirt, and grime that is stuck to the fur itself, and shedding is rare enough that this dog breed is considered to be hypoallergenic The coat of the Black Russian parent is a different story; they require only weekly brushing, but it takes quite a while to ensure the coat is thoroughly detangled as their fur is very thick and dense, and their non-hypoallergenic coats require clipping or trimming at least twice a year. Your Irish Russian Spanterrier will have a coat that is dense and on the long side, though the texture and tendency to tangle will depend upon dominant genes. The ears of your hybrid must be checked often for excess moisture or dirt. It is recommended that you also set up a routine for cleaning of the teeth and trimming of the nails.