Miniature American Shepherd Breed Maintenance
The Miniature American Shepherd has a double coat that is medium long. Usually his coat is straight but it can have a slight wave. The topcoat is thick and slightly coarse. The undercoat is soft and downy. The Mini American will shed year round; however, he will also shed seasonally and have heavy shedding in the spring and fall. During times of light shedding, he can be brushed weekly. When he is heavily shedding, he will need to be thoroughly brushed daily to remove the loose hair and prevent matting. Clumps of hair will appear around your home if you do not regularly brush your Mini American Shepherd. The Miniature American Shepherd does not require constant bathing. Over-bathing him can cause skin irritation and hair loss. Clean his ears weekly and trim his nails as needed, usually every 2 to 3 weeks. Dental care should include regular teeth brushing and scaling to remove any built up tartar.