Kooikerhondje Breed Maintenance
The Kooikerhondje has a medium length coat that is soft to touch and straight or slightly wavy. He does have feathering on his legs, ears and tail that can easily tangle or mat. Brushing is necessary once or twice a week to remove any loose or dead hair and prevent tangles. Since he has a softer coat, it is best to spray his coat with a leave-in conditioner that is dog approved. This will prevent excessive hair breakage. Some leave-in conditioners also have a detangler which helps keep tangles easy to brush out. Brush him using a pin brush and use a metal comb on any tangles. By keeping him brushed at least once a week, it will reduce the amount of hair that is found floating through the air. Kooikerhondje do shed year round, but they experience heavy seasonal shedding twice a year. Since he is a water dog, he does not require many full baths. He will need to have his coat rinsed with freshwater when he has been in a pool, lake or pond.