Spanador Breed Maintenance
The Spanador has a medium to long coat, depending on the genetic influence of the parent dogs. It sheds moderately, and at certain times of the year - especially the with the onslaught of summer. A good brushing will be required on a weekly basis, although it may need it twice a week during summer. Be prepared to vacuum often at this time to pick up the cast-off hairs. Using a comb will help remove the excess hair and prevent matting. Your Spanador may have longer hair or fringing around the legs, ears and chest as a gift from the American Cocker Spaniel parent. Comb or brush these to prevent tangles.
This dog only needs a bath when required, that is - when they have rolled in something unpleasant smelling (which they will given a chance) or have run through the mud. Use a dog shampoo that will be kinder on their skin, as these dogs can suffer from dry itchy skin. Make sure you rinse them well and remove all soap suds too. Check their ears for infection and clean when necessary, and brush their teeth twice to three times per day. Finish off the grooming with a nail clip if required and remember to praise them profusely for being so good.
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