Native American Shepherd Breed Maintenance
There is not much information available regarding the maintenance of the Native American Shepherd, though we can look at the breeds that make up the hybrid to get an understanding of the maintenance requirements. While the Native American Indian Dog has a fluffy coat, he will not need much maintenance. You should anticipate weekly brushing, with the exception of during times of heavier shedding when he will require more frequent brushing. The Native American Indian Dog will only need a bath when particularly dirty. The Belgian Shepherd does require more effort to maintain. His double coat is long and without regular brushing will shed a significant amount. You can anticipate that your Native American Shepherd will have a heavy shed several times a year, usually with the change of seasons. During these times, it is helpful to give him a warm bath, which will help to loosen his hair follicles and then give him a thorough brushing. This will help to keep his fur healthy and minimize his fur tangling and shedding. Tartar buildup is common for the Belgian Shepherd parent, meaning that regular teeth brushing (at least several times a week) is a must for your Native American Shepherd's long-term dental health.