Black Forest Hound Breed Maintenance
Black Forest Hounds are considered low maintenance dogs overall, as their short, dense coats need only to be brushed once or twice a week with a firm bristle brush to keep them free of loose hair and dirt. They are usually good about self-cleaning so unless they get into something particularly dirty or offensive-smelling, they don't need frequent bathing. In fact, over-bathing can be an issue, as it will upset the natural oils on their skin and coat. If they are used for hunting, they should be physically checked after each excursion to ensure they've not brought any external parasites back with them. If they receive enough exercise, either through tracking and hunting or otherwise, their nails will wear down at a much faster rate, but if they are merely exercised to or under general requirements, will need to be checked and trimmed regularly to prevent cracks and breaks. Their folded ears should also be checked to make sure they are not collecting extraneous moisture or wax that could cause infections. Their teeth should be brushed once a week to help maintain good oral health.
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