Bassugg Breed Maintenance
The Bassugg is a relatively easy dog to maintain, however there are a few things to keep in mind. Because both parents have loose and wrinkled skin, the Bassugg has folds on his face that will need to be cleaned often. Depending on how many wrinkles your dog has will determine how often you need to clean them; it may be daily or only weekly. Carefully wipe out the wrinkles so that they are nice and clean. This can be done during bathing, which only needs to be done occasionally, or more often if needed. Be prepared for shedding as both the Pug and the Basset Hound tend to shed quite a bit. You can brush away the loose fur and any dirt of the body with a rubber brush at least a couple times a week to keep the shedding to a minimum. Besides brushing and bathing, be sure to clean your Bassugg’s ears often. This is because due to this breed having folded over ears, moisture and any foreign objects trapped inside can cause infection and irritation. Frequent cleanings and thorough drying of the ears after a bath will help to decrease this chance. Clip your dog’s nails every couple of weeks of whenever you hear the nails clicking against the ground in order to keep the feet healthy.