The Doberman pinscher breed of dog is known for its muscular build and sleek, shiny coat. The coat is a clear indicator of the overall health of the dog. With proper nutrition and care, you can maintain your Doberman's coat with little effort. This breed requires fewer baths that most other breeds, and its short hair makes brushing a quick and easy job. By providing your Doberman pinscher with proper nutrition and scheduling yearly visits to the veterinarian, you can maintain your dog's shiny coat from the inside out.
Things You'll Need
- Dog shampoo
- High-quality dog food
- Fatty acid supplement
Brush your Doberman pinscher with a short wire brush or rubber grooming brush. Dobermans shed like most other dogs, and brushing your dog once or twice a week will remove loose hair and encourage oil production that will increase shine.
Bathe your Doberman every couple of months. This breed requires less frequent baths than other breeds because of its short coat. Wash your Doberman in a bathtub with dog shampoo, and rinse well. Dry the dog with a clean, dry towel.
Feed your dog foods that promote healthy skin. A high-quality dog food made specifically for Doberman pinschers will provide the nutrients your dog needs for a beautiful coat.
Give your Doberman a supplement that contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids to keep the skin and coat healthy.
Schedule regular visits to the veterinarian. The vet will be able to prevent and detect early signs of infection and parasites, which can cause problems for your dog's coat if left untreated.