Bloodahouli Breed Maintenance
The Bloodhound has a loose coat and usually has quite a few wrinkles on his head and neck. Because of this, the Bloodahouli will require routine cleaning of his folds in order to prevent infection. Simply take a damp washcloth and wipe the folds, then wipe with a dry cloth. Another point of contention is the ears – because they are long and hang down, they are prone to getting damp and growing bacteria, which results in an ear infection. Clean the ears weekly to prevent this. The Bloodhound parent, unfortunately, drools quite a bit. The Catahoula parent needs weekly brushing of his short, medium density coat. He does not shed often, only once or twice a year. They are usually very clean dogs and do not need to be bathed unless they get into something grimy. Grooming of your Bloodahouli will be a combination of weekly brushing and fold maintenance, even if the folds are less prominent. You should brush your Bloodahouli’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 every other week. The rule of thumb is, if you can hear your dog’s nails clicking on the floor, it is time to cut them.