Do Bulgarian Shepherd Dogs Need To Be Groomed Regularly?
Wanting to get a Bulgarian Shepherd Dog and want to know how often do a Bulgarian Shepherd Dog need to be groomed or should you bathe a Bulgarian Shepherd Dog?
According to dog experts, Bulgarian Shepherd Dogs score out of 5 in the scale of dog breeds that need grooming regularly.
Coats should be brushed about every 2-3 days. Bathe only when necessary.
Why Brush or Groom Your Bulgarian Shepherd Dog?
Brushing also serves to help to spread healthy natural skin oils over the hair shaft, promoting a gleaming coat and helping dirt to slide off the hair. This can also help to lessen the need to bath and therefore reduce the regularity of bathing.
Brushing and grooming of your Bulgarian Shepherd Dog dog are tasks that help to reinforce the positive relationship bond between your pet and you. Brushing should be a pleasurable and comfortable experience for your pet and you.
How Often to Groom Your Bulgarian Shepherd Dog
Dogs with short coats typically require much less brushing and grooming compared to dogs with medium to long haired coats as these longer coats can get tangles, mats and debris trapped in them more easily.
Some very short-haired canines may not need traditional 'brushing' and for these dogs, owners may instead like to try a soft grooming glove to gently remove loose hair, occasionally.
Dogs should be brushed 'as needed'. Owners should keep an eye on the condition of their dog's coat, looking for any tangles/mats or dullness which suggests they might need a brush. Grooming can take anything from a couple of minutes to several hours a week depending on your type of dog.
Bulgarian Shepherd Dog Information
In the past, this mountain dog was widely used in Bulgaria as a border army watchdog. Nowadays it is used primarily as a livestock guardian dog and property guard dog. The most numerous populations of working purebred livestock guarding Karakachan dogs are found in Bulgaria and the United States. The Karakachan was officially approved as a Bulgarian old native breed in 2005. The Karakachan dog may be a descendant of ancient Balkan domestic dogs, possibly since the time of the Thracians. In ancient Thracian treasures, figures were found of big, longhaired guardian dogs with curled tails. The Karachan is part of the origin of the Bulgarian Shepherd dog, with which it should not be confused.
What to do if you lose your Bulgarian Shepherd Dog
If your Bulgarian Shepherd Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:
1. Report your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. Report the missing pet on the Local Lost Pets Facebook Groups Here.
3. Call the local vets to see if anyone has handed in your missing pet.
4. Call the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.
5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Shelters.
What to do if you find a lost Bulgarian Shepherd Dog
If you find a Bulgarian Shepherd Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:
1. Report the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. Report the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.
3. Call the Local Authority to collect the lost animal.
4. Take the pet to the local Animal Pound near to your area.
5. Take the animal to the local Vet Clinic who usually scan the animal’s microchip and phone the registered owner of the pet.
Laws Regarding Missing Pets
1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.
2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.
3. You must call your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.
4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.
5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.