Mastapeake Breed Maintenance
The Mastapeake doesn’t have a particularly taxing grooming requirements; their coats are generally short and stiff and they tend to be quite good at shedding both dirt and water, so in ideal conditions, they should only need bathing a few times a year. It is important to note, however, this dog is very active and gets into its share of ponds, mud puddles, and briar bushes when given the opportunity, and these behaviors may necessitate a few more baths throughout the year. They should also be rinsed off whenever they have been swimming to prevent later irritation to the skin. The undercoat of this hybrid is frequently extremely dense, like that of the Chesapeake, making it less likely to tangle and mat, but weekly brushing is needed to remove shed hairs from the coat and undercoat as well to distribute the dog's natural oils from the skin to the coat. During the spring and fall this dog may shed more than usual, and will need brushing several times a week during this period.