Do English Shepherd Dogs Need To Be Groomed Regularly?
Wanting to adopt an English Shepherd and need to know how often do an English Shepherd Dog need to be groomed or should you bathe an English Shepherd?
According to dog experts, English Shepherd Dogs score out of 5 in the scale of dog breeds that need grooming regularly.
The English Shepherd requires very little grooming attention. The coat of the English Shepherd is quite smooth and dirt will typically slide right off. The occasional brushing and bath when necessary is all this breed requires.
Why Brush or Groom Your English Shepherd Dog?
Brushing also helps to spread healthy natural skin oils over the hair shaft, promoting a shiny coat and helping dust to slide off the hair. This can also help to decrease the need to bath and therefore lower the regularity of bathing.
Brushing and grooming of your English Shepherd dog are activities that help to reinforce the positive relationship bond between your pet dog and you. Brushing should be a pleasurable and comfy experience for your pet and you.
How Often to Groom Your English Shepherd
Dogs with short coats typically require 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 dogs may not need conventional 'brushing' and for these dogs, owners may rather like to try a soft grooming glove to gently remove loose hair, occasionally.
Dogs should be brushed 'as required'. Owners should observe the condition of their dog's coat, searching for any tangles/mats or dullness which suggests they might need a brush. Grooming can take anything from a couple of minutes to a number of hours a week depending on your type of dog.
English Shepherd Information
The English Shepherd temperament is the defining characteristic of the breed, with high intelligence and often a unique type of kindness for those in his home, both animals and people. The English Shepherd is often an independent worker. English Shepherds are adaptable and learn routines quickly. Some can be watchful of strangers and are more one-person dogs. However, once he accepts people or children or stock as his own, there are few better caretakers than an English Shepherd. The English Shepherd frequently exhibits an independent, bossy or "enforcer of the rules" streak in his temperament. If the dog's desire to enforce order is not channeled and directed to a suitable end by a strong, confident leader, he may exhibit many undesirable behaviors. Nevertheless, English shepherds can thrive as companion dogs in environments that provide sufficient mental and physical stimulation.
What to do if you lose your English Shepherd
If your English Shepherd Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:
1. List your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. Report the lost pet on the Local Lost Pets Facebook Groups Here.
3. Call the local vets to see if someone has handed in your missing pet.
4. Contact 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 English Shepherd
If you find a English Shepherd Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:
1. Register the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. Register the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.
3. Phone the Local Council to collect the lost animal.
4. Take the animal to the local Animal Pound near to your area.
5. Take the pet to the local Vet Clinic who usually scan the animal’s microchip and contact the registered pet owner.
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.