Shiloh Shepherd Breed Maintenance
The smooth coated Shiloh Shepherd requires only minimal grooming to keep their good looks, whereas the plush coated Shepherd requires regular brushing to keep the fur clean and tangle free. Whatever the coat, this dog is a regular shedder topped off by a seasonal shed of the winter coat. Keep the vacuum cleaner handy at this time of year! Daily brushing will help keep the hair out of the house, which is a small price to pay for such an affectionate dog. The Shiloh rarely needs a bath, perhaps once or twice per year to avoid depleting the skin's natural oils that keep the coat gleaming. Grooming gives a good opportunity to check for any cuts, clumping of hair, or any body parasites (fleas or ticks), as well as a chance to check their ears for infection. Twice or three times a week, give your Shiloh's teeth a good brushing to keep their breath sweet, and a mini manicure and pedicure will keep their nails short. The Shiloh Shepherd is a cute and large hairy dog that will enjoy the attention that grooming brings.