Hygenhund Breed Maintenance
The Hygenhund is relatively easy to groom but he does require frequent brushing since he has a denser coat than most scent hounds. Expect to brush him at least once a week to keep shedding to a minimum. When brushing, use a soft slicker brush or a hound mitt. To ensure his coat remains shiny, you may want to use a soft bristle brush as a finisher brush. He is a seasonal shedder so when his shedding intensifies, you should plan on brushing him once a day. Since he does shed, expect hairs to collect on your furniture, clothing and floors. The Hygenhund does not have a strong smell and does not need a bath often. Bathing him too often can cause dry or flaky skin, therefore only use a mild shampoo when he does need a bath. Clean his ears weekly so they stay dry and infection free. Set up a dental regiment to ensure his teeth and gums stay healthy. His nails will need to be trimmed every few weeks.