Small Swiss Hound Breed Maintenance
Since the Small Swiss Hound has a single coat, they are relatively easy to care for and maintain. Even the rough coated Small Bernese Hound does not require extensive grooming. To keep their coat sleek and shiny, brush the Small Swiss Hound weekly using a natural bristle brush or a soft slicker brush. A soft cloth can be used after you have brushed them to wipe the coat down and give their coat a shine. They do not have a strong dog smell and should not need to be bathed often. Plan on bathing them every few months unless they find something smelly to play in; be sure the shampoo being used is appropriate for their coat type. The Small Swiss Hound is very prone to ear infections because their ears hang. Check their ears weekly for any foul smell or irritation; clean them as needed and keep their ears dry and free of dirt.