Basset Fauve De Bretagne Breed Maintenance
The Basset Fauve de Bretagne has a harsh coat that is dense and generally easy to groom. His wire coat does not mat or tangle easily. He should be brushed once a week using a stiff bristle brush. Weekly brushing removes any dead or loose hairs and keeps the coat clean. He does shed, but it is minimal and will generally come out in the brush when he is groomed. Baths are required only when he gets into smelly situations and a mild shampoo should be used. He does require that his whole coat be trimmed every four months and then it needs to be stripped twice a year to prevent shedding. His nails should be trimmed when necessary, generally every 2-3 weeks. Trimming should be done around the ears and eyes to keep hairs from aggravating his ears and eyes. Check his ears once a week for dirt and clean them as needed.