Smooth Foxker Breed Maintenance
The thick coat from the Cocker Spaniel genes makes the Smooth Foxker a high maintenance dog. You will need a dematting tool and a pin brush to keep your dog from getting matted. They also shed heavily so you will need to use a deshedding tool and a firm bristle brush to remove the excess hair. It is best if you groom them every day because it does not take much for their coat to get matted. They tend to pick up debris such as dirt, sticks, and leaves in their long fur when they are outside so you will need to remove that daily as well. They also need to be bathed with a conditioning shampoo and crème rinse once or twice a month to keep them smelling fresh and clean. The teeth and nails are an important part of the routine as well; clip the nails twice a month as needed and brush the teeth daily.