Alpine Dachsbracke Breed Maintenance
The Alpine Dachsbracke should be brushed once a week using a natural bristle brush or a soft slicker brush. He has a very dense coat that will shed seasonally. During times of seasonal shedding, he may need to be brushed daily and a deshedder may be used to help remove all the loose hairs. He is not hypoallergenic. The Alpine Dachsbracke does not have a strong doggy smell and only needs to be bathed once every eight weeks or so depending on whether he has been out hunting in the underbrush. When bathing him, be sure to use a mild shampoo and rinse him thoroughly. A dry shampoo can be used on him between baths if he finds something smelly to roll in. He does not drool excessively, although there may be instances such as when he takes a long drink that he will drool. Be sure to check his ears regularly and clean them when necessary. Trim his nails as needed to ensure they do not grow too long.