Basset Bleu de Gascogne Breed Maintenance
The Basset Bleu de Gascogne is not a hypoallergenic dog because he does shed seasonally. His coat is short and therefore fine hairs will shed and float through the air unless he is kept groomed during times of heavy shedding. Brush him at least once a week, more often when he is shedding, using a hound mitt, natural bristle brush, or a slicker brush. To keep his coat shiny and fresh between baths a leave-in coat conditioner can be used. The Basset Bleu de Gascogne will need bathed on an as needed basis. He does have a doggy smell that can be hard to take some times. It is not recommended that he be bathed weekly, but bi-weekly or monthly may be necessary. Since he can be prone to skin infections, be sure to ask your veterinarian which shampoo is best for him. His ears should be cleaned weekly to keep infections from setting in.