Estonian Hound Breed Maintenance
Maintenance can be moderate to high for the Estonian Hound. While they have a tight fitting short coat, it does shed quite a lot at certain times of the year and will need constant brushing to remove hair from the floor, the furniture and your clothes. They will need daily brushing to ensure the coat doesn't get everywhere at these times, but when not shedding you can drop back to every second or third day. This hound doesn't need professional grooming, and will often suffice with a rub down with a clean, soft cloth after they have been outside. Keep bathing to an 'as needed' basis, for those times when they have been through the mud and a wipe down won't cut it. Using a special dog shampoo will help protect the dog's skin and will maintain the natural oils which protect the dog when out in rough weather. Because they have long floppy ears, it is vital to check inside, wipe out gently, and dry thoroughly to prevent infection in this area. Teeth are another area where they need assistance, and a good brushing every two to three days is essential. Apart from that, the Estonian Hound needs a regular toe nail clip, and they will be looking their usual immaculate selves.