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The German Shepherd Dog is one of the “natural breeds”. He does not require special clipping, combing, or scissoring. However, he does require regular and thorough brushing, as German Shepherds are heavy shedders. Grooming should be a pleasant experience for both you and your German Shepherd. It’s a great way to bond with your dog while checking him for health problems. The best way to ensure this happens is to start when your dog is still a puppy.

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The grooming rake is for pulling out loose undercoat while the shedding blade helps remove loose hairs. On the other hand, a regular dog brush or comb will keep your German Shepherd’s fur neat.

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Slicker brush - German Shepherd Dog Forums Different types of dogs require different types of brushes. For example, it doesn’t make sense to use the same type of brush on a Poodle that you would use on a German Shepherd. Their hair is simply different.

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If I understand it correctly, a stripper brush is meant for actually cutting out/thinning excess coat on dogs like spaniels. It should NOT be used on a German shepherd! The one time I showed one of my dogs in a conformation show, she still had really long undercoat on her belly and back of her legs. I used thinning scissors to trim her up a bit, without having it show. GSDs are never supposed to be clipped or have any hair removed (other than dead hair) when being shown. If it's obvious, you will likely get kicked out of the ring!

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You will not need to frequently bathe a small German shepherd puppy. However, as with brushing, it is wise to at least wet her in the tub every week or so that she grows accustomed to the feel of water on her body. If you aren't diligent about this, you could end up with a 70 pound ball of fur that refuses to be bathed.


Shampoos

When faced with a full display of different dog shampoos, consider selecting one that is designed for dogs with sensitive skin. Many German Shepherds have skin allergies or other conditions that can be worsened by a shampoo that is too harsh. Anyone who has ever owned a dog knows that having a bath and sitting still long enough to be thoroughly brushed are not two of a dog’s favorite things to do. For a German shepherd, however, both of those things are extremely necessary, whether he is a show dog, a working dog, or a family pet.Do not put off seeing the veterinarian if there is a problem. Ear infections can move from the outer ear to the inner ear, where they are difficult to treat and can cause permanent damage.


Dental Care

If you want your Shepherd's teeth and gums to remain healthy and pain-free throughout his life, you should be brushing your dog’s teeth at least three times a week. There are several things you can do to help. Feeding your dog dry dog food helps to scrape away plaque from the teeth and around the gums. Some dog foods are made specifically for dogs that suffer from gingivitis or for dogs whose owners don't want their dogs to suffer from tooth or gum disease. Hard rubber toys, knuckle bones, and other chew items provide another opportunity for the German shepherd to rid his teeth of plaque and keep his gums clean. Tied or twisted rope toys also help to remove plaque while the dog is playing.My GSD [German Shepherd Dog]enjoyed being vacuumed with the hand-held hose and brush attachment....andI could rub her pretty vigously and work up quite a bit of hair removal...She didn't care as much for brushing...I think her skin was pretty sensitive.