Karst Shepherd Breed Maintenance
The Karst Shepherd has a dense, double coat therefore, he is not a hypoallergenic dog. He also requires weekly brushing using a pin brush and metal comb. Because he has a double coat, he will shed extensively seasonally. His undercoat will shed throughout the spring and summer. When he is shedding seasonally, he will require daily grooming. His coat can tangle easily if it is not properly maintained. Special attention should be paid to the feathering on his legs, tail and behind his ears. A detangler spray may be used to help work through any tangles that form between brushings. Usually, the Karst Shepherd should only need bathed twice a year, once when he begins shedding and then again in the fall when he is growing in a new undercoat. Ask your veterinarian to recommend a shampoo that will work best on his coat. Trim his nails every few weeks. Check his ears weekly and clean them as needed to prevent odor or infection.