Basston Breed Maintenance
Despite this breed’s moderate shedding level, the Basston requires low to medium maintenance work. Because their coat is so short and fine, no tangles occur and nothing really gets stuck in the fur. However, it is a good idea to brush them at least once a week in order to remove any dirt or loose hair that may be lying on the body. A rubber brush would be a great tool to use for this job. Bathing only needs to happen every few weeks or so, or when your Basston gets especially dirty. Besides brushing and bathing, proper ear care and nail trimming is very important. Because the Basston has folded over ears, any leftover moisture or foreign objects trapped inside them can cause irritation and infection. Always dry your dog’s ears thoroughly after a bath or swimming; doing so will lessen the chance of any infections. Trim your dog’s nails every few weeks or whenever you hear the nails clicking on the floor as the dog walks.