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. He does shed seasonally and does 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 him with a metal comb and a natural bristle brush. Since the Karelian Bear Dog is an Arctic dog, he does not have a strong dog smell and does not drool excessively. His nails should be trimmed as necessary, usually every two to three weeks. Check his ears weekly and clean them as needed to ensure he does not get ear infections. Since the Karelian Bear Dog is prone to periodontal disease, a routine dental plan should be put in place to ensure that his teeth and gums remain healthy. Aside from brushing his teeth several times a week, professional cleaning by your veterinarian should also be scheduled regularly.