Nortese Breed Maintenance
This is not a wash and wear hybrid, but the amount of grooming required for a Nortese is generally quite a bit simpler than it might first appear. The methods of grooming can differ a bit depending on which coat your Nortese inherits, dogs with the silkier coat that is characteristic of the Maltese will need baths more often than most other breeds, usually around once a month or so, whereas those with the wiry double coat of the Norwich Terrier should only be bathed a few times a year. Both coats need brushing, although it is a daily affair for the softer Maltese coat in order to prevent tangles and mats from forming, and those with the Norwich coat can get away with just a few times a week. The coat of the Nortese may occasionally reach the lengths of the Maltese Terrier, requiring frequent scissoring and trimming, but more often than not their silky coat remains at a short or medium length and only require the occasional trim to tidy things up. Those that inherit the extremely dense coat of the Norwich Terrier may also require scissor work, trimming the coat to keep it neat and tidy, and thinning it with the use of thinning shears.