Karelian Bear Dog Breed Maintenance
The Karelian Bear Dog has an all-weather coat that is short but very dense. Weekly brushing will be required. They do shed seasonally and require extra time grooming during times of shedding. Weekly grooming will make it easier to keep any loose undercoat or dead topcoat under control. Groom your pup with a metal comb and a natural bristle brush. Since the Karelian Bear Dog is an Arctic dog, they do not have a strong dog smell and do not drool excessively. Their nails should be trimmed as necessary, usually every two to three weeks. Check their ears weekly and clean them as needed to ensure they do not get ear infections. Since this dog is prone to periodontal disease, a routine dental plan should be put in place to ensure that the teeth and gums remain healthy. Aside from brushing the teeth several times a week, professional cleaning by your veterinarian should also be scheduled regularly.