Basset Shepherd Breed Maintenance
As with any dog breed, general maintenance is very important to keeping your pet looking and feeling great. Because both parent breeds of the Basset Shepherd tend to shed moderately to heavily, be prepared to groom your dog often in order to keep shedding to a manageable level. You may want to brush your Basset Shepherd at least twice a week with a rubber brush and bathe as necessary. Besides regular brushing, be sure to clean your dog’s ears often. This is because, with folded over ears, extra moisture and any foreign material can become trapped in the ears; such a situation can cause infection and irritation. Always dry the ears thoroughly after cleaning or swimming. Nails of the paws need to be trimmed every few weeks or so in order to keep the feet healthy. If you can hear your dog’s nails clicking against the floor as he walks, it’s time for a trim!