Hanover Hound Breed Maintenance
The Hanover Hound does not require a lot of grooming to maintain a healthy coat. He should be brushed once a week using a natural bristle brush, a hound mitt or a soft slicker brush. He is not hypoallergenic and does shed seasonally. During times of heavy shedding, he may need to be brushed daily to remove the loose hair and keep them from collecting on clothing and furniture around the house. He should be bathed every eight weeks or so, but should not be bathed more often as this can cause his skin to dry out and cause skin irritation. A dry shampoo can be used between baths if he develops a smell. Typically, the Hanover Hound does not have a strong smell unless he has been out in the fields on a hunt. He is prone to ear infections, therefore, be sure to clean his ears weekly to prevent infection from setting in. It is a good idea to clean his ears when he comes in from a hunt as well. Keep his nails trimmed regularly and set up a dental plan to keep his teeth and gums healthy.