Gascon Saintongeois Breed Maintenance
The Gascon Saintongeois is not a high maintenance breed. He has a short, smooth coat that does shed. He has a thicker coat in the winter months and that coat will shed during the spring and summer. To ensure the loose or dead hairs do not float through the air and land on your furniture and clothing, brush him weekly using a soft slicker brush or a hound mitt. The Gascon Saintongeois does not need to be bathed often; usually only two or three times a year unless he finds a mud hole to roll in. When bathing him, use a mild shampoo that will not cause skin irritation. Be careful not to get excess water in his ears. Dry the insides of his ears well after bathing to prevent infections from occurring. Because the Gascon Saintongeois has loose lips, he will drool. It is a good idea to keep a drool cloth handy. Check his nails every few weeks and trim them when necessary.