South Russian Ovcharka Breed Maintenance
South Russian Ovcharkas are considered a medium to high maintenance breed, largely due to their excessively long coats. They are moderate shedders in between seasons but undoubtedly unload in spring, so they need brushing and combing on a daily basis to keep their coat clean, untangled and free of matting. They are notorious transporters of dirt from outside and while they do a pretty good job keeping themselves clean, rest assured they will deposit the rest in the house, so the more they are brushed, the more controlled the mess will be. Many owners choose to take them to professionals to make sure they are thoroughly brushed, trimmed, and clean, though it's certainly possible to do at home for any owner dedicated enough to attempt it on a regular basis. Their folded ears also need to be monitored, as they are prone to collecting excess moisture and wax that could cause ear infections, although they are generally safer than dogs with larger ears. Of course, like any breed, they will need their nails trimmed as necessary and their teeth brushed at least on a weekly basis to help maintain good oral health.
Brushes for South Russian Ovcharka
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