Welsh Sheepdog Breed Maintenance
The Welsh Sheepdog is a working dog; they love to be given a job to do and just want to get on with it. They don't have time for grooming, being impatient to get going; therefore require little more than a good weekly brushing to prevent matting of the coat, especially on the long haired variety. This dog doesn't require bathing, especially if it is a working dog, as they tend to take care of themselves. The damp grass, showers of rain, and traipsing through streams will take care of the coat. If you do have to bathe them to get rid of dirt and mud, use a very mild dog shampoo to protect the natural oils in the coat that help them to deal with the inclement weather. You should check any working dog for parasites such as ticks or fleas, especially around the ears. Wipe gently within the inner ear to prevent build up of dirt and wax that may cause inflammation. Whether a pet or a working dog, they should be trained to sit quietly and have their teeth brushed and their toenails clipped. Then release this eager beaver so they can race back to work or indulge in a game.