Austrian Black and Tan Hound Breed Maintenance
The Austrian Black and Tan Hound can be a moderate to heavy shedder depending on the time of year. Even though he has short coat, it is a dense double coat that does require regular grooming. It is best to groom him at least once a week; however, if he is shedding heavily, he will need to be brushed every day. A natural bristle brush, slicker brush or hound mitt can be used when grooming. A deshedder may also be beneficial. Expect to have fine hairs floating around your home and landing on your clothes, carpet and furniture. To keep his coat sleek and shiny, a leave-in coat conditioner can be used. He does not require frequent baths; he does not have a harsh doggy smell. Bathe him only a few times a year using a mild shampoo that will not cause skin irritation. Because he is prone to ear infections, check his ears weekly and clean them when necessary. Trim his nails when needed.