Russian Bear Breed Maintenance
The Russian Bear does shed moderately and requires being brushed or combed weekly. When he is shedding, you can use a shedding mitt or a shedding comb to remove any loose hairs. Most breeders will suggest that you strip the coat for a less scruffy look. In order to strip the coat you will pluck the dead hairs out by hand. This can be very time consuming and if you are not exhibiting your Russian Bear in conformation events, not necessary. General care also includes cleaning his ears once a week, trimming his nails every 2 to 3 weeks and brushing his teeth. When the Russian Bear is shown in conformation, he should be able to be exhibited in his natural state. The only trim work that is necessary is tidying the head and neck and then trimming between the pads of the feet. A finishing spray can be used on his coat as long as it does not make the coat too soft.