The Shichon will need a moderate amount of maintenance. Interestingly enough, although they have a great deal of hair, they are considered a hypoallergenic dog. You will need to brush your little dynamo daily to prevent matting; however, if you choose, you can have your pup clipped for easier maintenance. Should you choose to have them clipped, brushing should be weekly. Bathe them only when necessary. You may need to trim the long hair around the eyes every two or three weeks. Brush their teeth two or three times a week to prevent the buildup of tartar and bad breath. To prevent tooth decay, brush their teeth daily. Trim their nails every two weeks unless they wear them down on their own. Tears and breaks can be painful, so must be avoided.
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