Spanish Greyhound Breed Maintenance
Both varieties of the Spanish Greyhound should be brushed at least once a week. The smooth coated variety simply needs brushed with a rubber curry brush, soft slicker brush or a hound mitt. The rough-coated or wirehaired variety can also be groomed with a rubber curry brush or soft slicker brush, but their facial hair will need to be combed using a metal comb. Their beard and moustache may need to be combed more often if food particles get stuck or they will have a very smelly face. While they do not have a strong dog smell, they should be bathed every three to four months. Do not bathe them too often; too many baths can cause skin irritation and dandruff. The Spanish Greyhound is not hypoallergenic and they do shed mildly throughout the year. Their nails should be trimmed every few weeks, however, since they are sighthounds they are sensitive about having their feet handled. Nail trimming can be a great time of stress for them if their feet are not handled often from puppyhood.