How to Improve Your Doberman Pinscher's Skin and Coat

Doberman pinschers have the potential to have one of the shiniest coats of any dog. However they do require a little more maintenance than other breeds to keep their skin and coat healthy and properly moisturized. These few steps can make a dramatic difference in the health and appearance of your Doberman's skin and coat.

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Step 1

Groom your Doberman by brushing its coat twice a week with a short wire brush or a rubber grooming brush. This will help promote the production of oil, increasing shine.

Step 2

Wash your dog only every few months. Bathing more often may increase the dryness of your Doberman's skin. Due to a Doberman's short coat, they do not require frequent bathing. Use a clean towel to dry.

Step 3

Select a dog food that is formulated for Doberman pinschers. These high-quality dog foods contain nutrients that are needed to keep your Doberman's skin and coat healthy.

Step 4

Supplement your Doberman's regular food with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. These will help maintain a shiny coat.

Step 5

Visit the veterinarian regularly. Your vet will be able to determine and treat any other health issues that could be causing skin problems with your Doberman.