Portuguese Sheepdog Breed Maintenance
The Portuguese Sheepdog has a weather resistant coat that does require weekly brushing using a pin brush and a metal comb. It is important to check him often for tangles and either work through them with your fingers or use a comb. Do not over brush his coat, too much brushing can cause the texture of his coat to change and he will lose the rugged look that makes him unique. He should only be bathed when absolutely necessary and only using a gentle shampoo that will not alter the texture of his coat. You can use a waterless shampoo in between baths but even this should not be used often. He has a naturally mild smell and will rarely have a doggy smell unless he has been out in a muddy field working. The hair between his pads should be trimmed every few weeks and his nails also should be trimmed as needed, usually every 2 to 3 weeks.