Schapendoes Breed Maintenance
The Schapendoes, despite his somewhat comical appearance with topknot, beard and moustache, is fairly easy to maintain. He is not hypoallergenic and does not drool. He does, however, shed profusely seasonally. This means he will shed heavily once or twice a year and will require more grooming during this time. Otherwise, he needs to be brushed once a week to make sure his coat does not tangle. Brush his coat with a pin brush and metal comb. His topknot and facial hair should be combed through, paying close attention to his beard and moustache. His beard and moustache should be washed weekly, but he does not need a bath as often. He will generally require a bath when he is shedding heavily. His ears should be cleaned each week and his nails should be trimmed every few weeks. A dental plan needs to also be put in place to ensure he has healthy teeth and gums.