Chow Hound Breed Maintenance
Your Chow Hound hybrid will likely require some grooming maintenance, the type and frequency of which will be dependent upon how much of the coat was contributed by the Chow Chow parent and the season of the year. The Basset parent has a low maintenance coat, needing only weekly brushing and bathing as needed while the longer and more dense coat from the Chow Chow parent requires more frequent (several times a week) brushing and bathing (monthly or more often if needed) to keep it clean and beautiful, reducing the “doggy” smell which can accompany ownership of canines. Neither of the parent breeds are hypoallergenic and the floppy ears contributed by the Basset parent will require frequent checking and cleaning to prevent infections. Both breeds require regular teeth cleaning and oral check ups to prevent periodontal disease which can result in tooth loss.