English Foxhound Breed Maintenance
The English Foxhound only needs to be brushed once a week with a rubber curry brush or hound mitt. This helps remove any dead hair to control shedding. It also helps distribute the oils from the skin, which conditions the coat naturally. You can bathe your English Foxhound as needed. Use a mild dog shampoo and conditioner approved by your veterinary care provider. During grooming, you should check their eyes for discharge or other issues and look at your dog’s ears to check for wax, dirt, and other debris. Because their ears are pendulous, they can have a tendency to hold moisture and cause infections such as otitis media. Yeast infections and mites are also common in dogs with pendulous ears. You may need to trim your dog’s nails once a month or so, depending on your dog. This can be done at home with a veterinary approved nail grinder or clipper or you can have it done by your veterinarian. Brush your dog’s teeth daily to prevent tooth decay and bad breath.