Lhatese Breed Maintenance
Like his parent breeds, the Lhatese will have long, flowing locks. His fur will be long and soft, but is prone to matting. To prevent this, you will need to brush the Lhatese's coat daily. Some Lhatese owners prefer to groom their dogs every six to eight weeks, and you may choose to do this also. However, you will need to maintain daily brushing in the meantime. Another issue the Lhatese is likely to inherit from his parent breeds is tear stains under his eyes. You will need to clean the area under his eyes daily to prevent permanent stains. Some owners trim the hair under the eyes (in addition to hair in the ears) to help with the stains. Bathe him only when he gets dirty (or you can have this done at the groomer's). Fortunately, the Lhatese is a hypoallergenic breed. He sheds rarely. Clip his nails every two or three weeks, and brush his teeth two to three times a week to prevent the build-up of tartar and bad breath. However, if you'd like to prevent tooth decay, brush his teeth daily.
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