Griffon Fauve de Bretagne Breed Maintenance
The Griffon Fauve de Bretagne does need to be groomed a few times each week using a fine tooth comb and a stiff bristle brush or slicker brush. They have a coarse, wiry coat that usually repels dirt and does not matt. However, without routine brushing, matting will occur and their coat will be in poor condition. The longer coated Griffon Fauve de Bretagne will need to be hand stripped each spring and fall whereas the shorter coated ones should only need to be hand stripped in the spring. They do shed seasonally and hair will collect on your clothing and furniture if they are not brushed regularly during this time. Since they have ears that hang, they will be more prone to ear infections. Ears should be cleaned once a week and kept dry to prevent infections from occurring. Clip their nails on an as needed basis and only bathe them when absolutely necessary. Use a shampoo that is formulated for wiry coats.