Bassetoodle Breed Maintenance
The Bassetoodle is a relatively low maintenance kind of dog. His medium length, wiry coat will shed a moderate amount throughout the year. Frequent brushing, perhaps around 2 to 3 times a week, is the best method to keeping his shedding to a minimum and can be done with a toothed comb. Bathing only needs to be done occasionally or when your Bassetoodle gets especially dirty. Always be sure to thoroughly dry the ears of your dog in order to remove any excess moisture. Because the Bassetoodle has folded over ears, any left-over moisture or foreign objects can cause infection or irritation. Frequent cleanings and complete drying of the ears should decrease the risk of any ear issues. Besides brushing and bathing, tooth care and nail trimming should be part of the routine. Nails can be trimmed every few weeks or so; if you can hear your dog’s nails clicking on the floor, it is time for a trim!