Istrian Coarse-haired Hound Breed Maintenance
The Istrian Coarse-Haired Hound is not a hypoallergenic breed. He does require more maintenance than shorter haired breeds, but because his coat is coarser, it should not knot or matt when brushed regularly. It is best if he is thoroughly brushed twice a week using a slicker brush, metal comb and deshedder when necessary. He does shed seasonally, and during times of heavy shedding he should be brushed every day to keep loose hairs from gathering around the home. The Istrian Coarse-Haired Hound does not need to be bathed often. When he does have a bath, use a shampoo that is specially formulated for dogs with a wiry coat. Clean his ears weekly and ensure that they are kept dry. The Istrian Coarse-Haired Hound can be prone to ear infections so ear care is important. Set up routine teeth cleaning to keep his teeth and gums healthy. Check his nails weekly and trim as needed to keep his feet neat and his mobility unaffected.