Basset Foxhound Breed Maintenance
The Basset Foxhound is not considered a hypoallergenic breed and can have high shedding levels. Its coat is dense due to the Basset Hound influence. Daily brushing with a rubber curry brush or a slicker brush can significantly cut down on the shedding and eliminate dead hair. It is recommended to bathe your Basset Foxhound every 6 to 8 weeks, unless there is a need to bathe earlier due to an encounter with mud and dirt while on the run. The ears of this hybrid are prone to bacteria buildup and should be wiped and cleaned weekly. Its teeth should be brushed regularly. This breed that likes to explore, so nails should be trimmed every 2 to 3 weeks to prevent overgrowth and to avoid tears that can occur. The Basset Foxhound is a moderate drooler and extra effort should be taken to wipe the mouth area to prevent bacteria growth and irritation of the skin.