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|Country of Origin:
||15 or more years
||Comb and brush regularly with a firm bristle brush.
Dry shampoo when necessary. They shed very little until the coat "blows" which
can be as often as 3 times a year on females. Less so on males and spayed females,
especially as they age. This coat change is a sudden drop of ALL undercoat within about a
10 day period. Some people find it easier and quicker to give them a hot bath then force
air the coat two or three times during this week (always outside!) to get rid of all the
loose, itchy hair before the dog leaves it all over the house. A groomer could do this for
the person without a force dryer. They are literally naked and butt ugly for about 2-3
months, depending on the time of year and how much time they spend outside, for the hair
to come back to a new lustrous coat.
|Good With Children:
|Good With Pets:
|Good With Strangers:
||A very hardy and healthy breed. They are not prone to
any serious health problems.
||Be careful not to overfeed them.