Braque de l'Ariege Breed Maintenance
The Braque de l’Ariege is a low maintenance dog and only requires a quick brushing once a week with a soft slicker brush or a natural bristle brush. They do shed some throughout the year and it is a good idea to wipe them down with a damp cloth after brushing to remove any dead hairs. They will shed a little heavier in the spring and fall and may need to be brushed more often during those times. Because they do shed, the Braque de l’Ariege is not a hypoallergenic breed. The Braque de l’Ariege does not have a strong smell and does not need to be bathed often unless they have been out hunting and have gotten into something nasty. When bathing, be sure to use a mild shampoo that is formulated for sleek coats. Their ears do hang down and can easily trap moisture and dirt that can cause ear infections. Clean their ears each week with a cotton ball and ear wash or hydrogen peroxide, dry the ears thoroughly.