Cretan Hound Breed Maintenance
This dog has a short, sleek coat which makes them an easy dog to maintain although they do shed an average amount, so there will be times where there is hair around the home. A good brushing with a firm bristle brush will help remove any loose hair. When it comes to bathing, they rarely need it. You can use a special dry dog shampoo that will be gentle on the dog's skin and coat, and save the full bath for when they do need it. An area that may need attention is their ears. It is good practice to check inside the ear on a weekly basis for signs of infection or sensitivity. Infected ears can have a really bad smell, so if you do catch a whiff of something, it may be coming from the inner ear. Be careful wiping in the ear as it is a very sensitive area and additionally, never probe deep into the inner ear. Brush your dog's teeth at least two to three times a week, as dogs can get decay just like humans. If you train them to have this done from when they are a puppy, it will not be a big deal. Keep their toenails trimmed, and be careful not to trim too close to the nail bed where the blood vessels are. Cutting too close may cause your dog pain, which is something you want to avoid. Other than that, this good looking hound is easy to maintain, and you both will enjoy the time cementing your close bond.