Volpino Italiano Breed Maintenance
The Volpino Italiano’s double coat does require weekly grooming to ensure he does not matt. His coat does shed, more so seasonally, and does require more attention than a shorter coated breed. A pin brush and metal comb are essential grooming tools, a slicker brush, dematter and even detangling spray may also be needed. During times of heavy shedding, daily grooming is needed to keep hairs from collecting on your furniture or clothing. Check his feet each week and trim between his toes and pads as needed to keep him from tracking in dirt and debris. The longer hair between his toes and pads can also matt if not properly taken cared for. Clean his ears weekly and check for any irritation or foul smell that might indicate an infection is starting. Brush his teeth weekly using dog safe toothpaste. You should plan on trimming his nails every few weeks to keep them neat and short.