Westie-Laso Breed Maintenance
Maintenance for this breed largely depends on how much of the Lhasa Apso's coat it inherits. If it happens to be one that sports a thick, lengthy coat, it will need near-daily attention in the form of combing and brushing to prevent any type of tangling, matting or excessive dirt from collecting. Many owners who face more rigorous maintenance routines start their dogs young to help make the process easier and more comfortable later on, and/or also regularly take their dogs to groomers to help keep their coats shorter and easier to maintain -- although this does not excuse them from daily routines at home or baths every couple weeks. For those who have a dog with a coat closer to the Western Highland White Terrier, maintenance is a bit easier. Although they are not frequent shedders, they will still need their coats brushed, but more likely on a weekly basis instead of daily. They will also need regular trimmings of their feet, ears, and eyes to keep life clean and comfortable. Regardless of their coat, the Westie-Laso's teeth should be monitored closely and should be given regular brushing whenever possible since their brachycephalic facial structure is prone to dental issues. Like any other breed, toenails should also be monitored and clipped to prevent cracks and breaks.