West Australian Terrier Breed Maintenance
Despite their long coats, West Australian Terriers are pretty low maintenance when it comes to grooming. They shed minimally, but it’s best to brush them weekly to ensure their long coat doesn’t mat. If they have long hair around their eyes and ears it may require trimming to keep it orderly and clean. They don’t tend to smell, so bathe them only as needed. Australian Terriers’ coats may become dull if they are bathed too frequently and the same may be true for the West Australian Terrier. Thankfully it’s usually easy to brush out any dirt or debris that sticks to their coat. Be sure to check your dog’s ears about once a week for any signs of inflammation, as their long hair may trap unwanted dirt and moisture inside. Toe nails should be trimmed monthly to keep them at a reasonable length, and weekly tooth brushing will prevent bad breath and tartar build up.