Westphalian Dachsbracke Breed Maintenance
The Westphalian Dachsbracke has a dense, coarse coat that only requires a weekly brushing and a bath when needed. Their coat does shed, but because it is short it is relatively easy to maintain. They have medium length drop ears that need to be checked for inflammation or infection. It’s easy to gently wipe out the inner ear with a damp cloth to keep this area clean. Your dog will enjoy a regular maintenance schedule, lapping up the attention. If you decide to bathe your Westphalian Dachsbracke, use a gentle dog shampoo that has been designed to carefully clean without stripping away the dog's natural coat oils. This oil helps to shield them when they are out in all types of weather. Younger dogs will get quite playful and mischievous with bathing, so be prepared to get soaked! Training needs to begin right at puppyhood, as they are a lively breed. Include teeth brushing (using a dog toothpaste) in your young dog's training which will make the chore easier when they mature. Give this playful pup plenty of exercise, brushing, training and a job to do and this dog will be in doggie heaven.