German Shepherds should be groomed regularly to keep their coat and overall health in good condition. Grooming frequency is determined by the length and type of coat and the dog’s lifestyle and activity level.
Brushing your German Shepherd’s coat at least once a week is suggested to avoid matting and remove loose fur. Brushing may be required more frequently during shedding season, which occurs twice a year.
Bathing should be done regularly, usually every three to six months, or if the dog becomes unclean or smelly. Overbathing can deplete their coat of natural oils, resulting in dry, itchy skin.
To maintain their overall hygiene, they should also clean their ears, trim their nails, and brush their teeth regularly.