Crested Beagle Breed Maintenance
Both the Chinese Crested and the Beagle are low maintenance dogs, meaning that you can expect your Crested Beagle to be low maintenance as well. Because this breed does have a shorter coat, you can expect some shedding but the Chinese Crested tends to shed infrequently even when it is a Powderpuff, so that should help with the amount of shedding that occurs. Brushing a couple times a week with a metal comb and rubber brush should be more than enough to keep the shedding to a minimum and remove any loose dirt that may be lying on the body. Bathing only needs to occur every few weeks or if your dog gets especially dirty, as neither parent breed has a bad doggy odor. Besides brushing and bathing, it is important to clean your dog’s ears frequently as the Crested Beagle tends to have folded over ears. Any moisture that remains within the ears after swimming or bathing may cause irritation and infections. So, careful cleaning and drying of the ears will help to prevent this issue from occurring. Trim your Crested Beagles nails every month, or when you hear the nails clicking on the floor to ensure that your dog’s paws stay healthy and free of cracks and tears.