White Shepherd Breed Maintenance
The White Shepherd is not hypoallergenic and is a heavy seasonal shedder. Expect to find hairs floating through the air or gathering on your floors or furniture throughout the entire year. To minimize the amount of shedding, he should be brushed weekly using a slicker brush, metal comb and deshedder. During seasonal shedding, expect to brush him daily to keep on top of the hair that is loose and coming out. Bathe your White Shepherd only when necessary, usually at the beginning of heavy shedding to help loosen the undercoat. When bathing, use a mild shampoo that is specially formulated for white dogs. Clean his ears weekly and check for any irritation or foul smell that could indicate the beginning of an infection. His nails will need to be trimmed every few weeks depending on how fast they grow. Set up a routine dental plan that will include weekly brushing and then yearly professional cleaning to prevent gum disease.