Black and Tan Coonoodle Breed Maintenance
The Black and Tan Coonhound is very low-maintenance. Simply brush him weekly with a grooming mitt or bristle brush and he is ready to go. One point of contention is his ears. Because they hang down, weekly cleaning of the ears is a must. Never put anything in his ear canal, but you may use a wet washcloth the clean the outer parts of the ear. The Poodle requires more maintenance. His hair can be cropped in a number of ways, and the choice is up to the owner and his purpose with the dog. The Poodle rarely sheds, so routine clipping is normal maintenance for him. Every three to six weeks is normal. Even with a clipped coat, your Poodle should be groomed/bathed/trimmed every three weeks to prevent tangling. He should be brushed daily. He also has weepy eyes, so a wet washcloth to the area every day will prevent tear stains. He also has ears that hang down, so he will need the inside of his ears cleaned weekly much like the Black and Tan Coonhound. You can expect a fair bit of maintenance for the Black and Tan Coonoodle. He is bound to have longer hair much like the Poodle parent breed, so it will be important to brush him regularly. You should brush your Black and Tan Coonoodle’s teeth at least three times a week; however, if you want to prevent gum disease, brush the dog’s teeth daily. Trim your dog’s nails often; if they are clicking on the floor as he walks, it is time to trim.