Swedish Cattle Dog Breed Maintenance
Since the Swedish Cattle Dog has a double coat, he does experience excessive shedding especially during seasonal changes. Females will shed after each heat cycle. He does need to be groomed once or twice a week. This will remove any dead hair and reduce loose hairs from gathering on clothing or furniture. He can be groomed with a natural bristle brush or a slicker brush. His whiskers are kept long, even when shown in the conformation ring. He does not need excessive trimming, except between his footpads to keep dirt and debris from collecting between his toes causing pain. His ears should be cleaned weekly to prevent infection. His nails should be trimmed as needed, usually every two to three weeks. A nail grinder can be used instead of nail clippers. Routine dental care should also be done to ensure his teeth and gums remain healthy. The Swedish Cattle Dog does not need to be bathed often, usually two to three times a year. He should be bathed when he begins shedding his undercoat to loosen the coat and hasten the shedding process.