Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer Breed Maintenance
The Slovakian Rough-haired Pointer requires a good weekly brushing session to keep that lovely wiry, thick double coat in top condition. Although the undercoat is dense and the outer layer should reach about 1 1/2 inches in length, this dog doesn't require the services of a dog groomer for coat clipping or trimming. This pup rarely needs a bath, with a good rubdown with a soft damp cloth being enough. But if your pooch has been out hunting and has traipsed through the mud, they may need an impromptu bath. Use a very mild dog shampoo to protect their coat and prevent skin allergies, to which the Slovakian can be prone. With their long folded ears it is important to check inside the ear to prevent infection going unnoticed. Teeth care is important; most dogs are trained during puppyhood to have their teeth brushed. After a long ramble out hunting, this dog will enjoy all the attention and will enjoy sitting quietly for a good grooming session. Finish off with a nail clipping if required.