Chien Francais Tricolore Breed Maintenance
The Chien Francais Tricolore is a low maintenance dog. He does not require extensive grooming except when he sheds seasonally. Generally, he will need to be brushed once a month using a soft slicker brush or a hound mitt. When he is shedding seasonally, brushing him weekly will be required to keep hair from floating around your home. Chien Francais Tricolores that are being exhibited in conformation shows should be groomed more often to keep his coat glossy and in excellent condition. The Chien Francais Tricolore does not have a strong dog smell, unless he found something nasty to roll in. He should only be bathed as needed and a mild shampoo should be used. When bathing your Chien Francais Tricolore, try to keep excess water from getting into his ear canals. After his bath, make sure you dry the insides of his ears thoroughly. Excess moisture in ears that hang down can cause irritation and infections. Trim his nails when needed and clean his ears weekly.