Jack Tzu Breed Maintenance
While the Jack Tzu is not high maintenance in regards to keeping his fur in an orderly fashion, he does tend to shed quite a lot. This means that he is not a good choice for those with allergies and frequent brushing will be needed in order to keep the shedding down to a manageable amount. Regular brushing at least 3 times a week with a bristles brush and a comb should be plenty to keep the shedding in line and the Jack Tzu’s fur looking great. Bathing only really needs to happen whenever your dog gets really dirty or every few months, as this breed does not have a bad doggy odor.
After bathing your dog, always be sure to dry his ears thoroughly. This is because the Jack Tzu has folded over ears that can trap excess moisture very easily, thus leading to ear infections and irritation. By cleaning the ears and drying them well, you can avoid any infections that may occur. Besides brushing and bathing, be sure to trim your dog’s nails every few weeks in order to keep the paws healthy and decrease the amount of scratching your dog may do when he jumps up onto someone or something. Because of this breed's longer and thicker coat, he can overheat easily and tends to prefer cooler temperatures.
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